falling star


Examples of falling star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trailer - The Blob (1958) Watch on When what appears to be a falling star turns out to be a gelatinous and malicious blob that absorbs human bodies, a group of teenagers must warn their small town. Claudia Guthrie, ELLE, 29 Aug. 2023 Stargazers can witness falling stars blazing across the night sky this weekend as part of the Perseid meteor shower that hits its peak on Saturday and Sunday night. Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 12 Aug. 2023 Meteors – also called fireballs, falling stars or shooting stars – are common occurrences in the Earth's atmosphere. Gianna Montesano, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, curious, adventure-seeking Harfoot — feel free to think of them as hobbits if you aren’t obsessed with details — Nori (Markella Kavenagh) and her faithful, less adventurous chum Poppy (Megan Richards) witness a falling star and discover something very peculiar left in its wake. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2022 Rising or falling star? Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2021 What a falling star looks like… from space! Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 26 Sep. 2011 Get intergalactic with these bold pants, printed with cosmic graphics inspired by the scene when Howl catches a falling star and places it in his heart. Anna Tingley, Variety, 1 Feb. 2023 If Trump manages to snag the Republican nomination in 2024 — very far from impossible despite his falling star — Fox will be right there by his side with pompoms and megaphone at the ready. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of falling star was in the 15th century

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“Falling star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falling%20star. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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falling star

: meteor

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