electrical storm

or electric storm

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Origin of electrical storm

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45

Words Nearby electrical storm

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How to use electrical storm in a sentence

  • One is almost tempted to compare this period of Europe's history to the hours immediately preceding a violent electrical storm.

  • Whilst I was doing this Winifred had a splendid view of a distant electrical storm.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan | Frances Halton Eva Hasell
  • At sunset the doors would all be closed, for then the rain and the electrical storm would return, and at night the blizzard.

    Loot of the Void | Edwin K. Sloat

Scientific definitions for electrical storm

electrical storm

  1. A thunderstorm.

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