electrical storm


Definition of electrical storm

: thunderstorm

called also electric storm

Examples of electrical storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the ceremony was set to take place outside, an unexpected electrical storm hit and caused it to be moved indoors. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "From Evan & Dang to Justin & Hailey: All of the Celeb Couples Who've Tied the Knot in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Doctors at a local hospital were unable to quell her brain's electrical storm with powerful antiseizure medications. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "As epilepsy drugs fail nearly one-third of patients, scientists seek root causes of seizures," 12 Dec. 2019 After a busy day of engagements in Lahore, the royal couple were traveling back to Islamabad on a jet when a terrifying electrical storm hit. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton and Prince William's Plane Turned Around by Terrifying Electrical Storm in Pakistan," 17 Oct. 2019 According to People's Simon Perry, Will and Kate were only able to return to the charity for a second visit because an electrical storm had prevented them from landing safely in Islamabad. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Shares a Personal Message on Instagram for the Very First Time," 20 Oct. 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had stayed in Lahore overnight because their plane could not land back in Islamabad due to a fierce – and terrifying – electrical storm. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton and Prince William's Mid-Air Drama Over Pakistan Brought Bonus Visit to Orphans," 19 Oct. 2019 In the event of civil war, a labor strike, an earthquake or electrical storm, the city of St. Paul could put its residential trash collection contract on hold — at least for a time. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s trash contract has an ‘acts of God’ clause. Would a ballot defeat count?," 5 Oct. 2019 One of Hillenburg’s CalArts shorts was Wormholes — a swirling electrical storm of a cartoon with the look of a Saul Steinberg illustration come to life. Darryn King, Longreads, "The Young Man and the Sea Sponge," 13 Aug. 2019 Though the ceremony was originally supposed to take place outside, it was moved inside after an unexpected electrical storm hit. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "Leona Lewis Shares New Photos and Details from Her Wedding in Italy: 'It Was So Special'," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of electrical storm

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrical storm was in 1843

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17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Electrical storm.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrical%20storm. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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electrical storm


English Language Learners Definition of electrical storm

: a storm that has a lot of lightning

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