shooting star

Definitions of shooting star
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n a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode

Synonyms:
meteor
Types:
bolide, fireball
an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
Type of:
light, visible light, visible radiation
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

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