[fuhl-gyer-uh s]


characteristic of or resembling lightning: the fulgurous cracking of a whip.

Origin of fulgurous

1610–20; < Latin fulgur- (see fulgurate) + -ous
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Historical Examples of fulgurous

  • The naturalists say they are generated in the sky by fulgurous exhalation conglobed in a cloud by the circumfused humor.

British Dictionary definitions for fulgurous



rare flashing like or resembling lightning; fulgurant

Word Origin for fulgurous

C17: from Latin fulgur lightning
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