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fulgurous

[ fuhl-gyer-uhs ]
/ ˈfʌl gyər əs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of fulgurous

1610–20; <Latin fulgur- (see fulgurate) + -ous
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

fulgurous
/ (ˈfʌlɡjʊrəs) /

adjective

rare flashing like or resembling lightning; fulgurant

Word Origin for fulgurous

C17: from Latin fulgur lightning
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