Definition of firmament
firmamentalplay \ˌfər-mə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective
Examples of firmament in a Sentence
meteors flashing across the firmament
the stars in the firmament twinkled ever so brightly
Recent Examples of firmament from the Web
From the depths of New York’s waterways to the most distant stars in its firmament, this annual celebration offers many adventures for children.
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Origin and Etymology of firmament
Middle English, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin firmamentum, from Latin, support, from firmare
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
FIRMAMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of firmament for English Language Learners
: the sky
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