me·​te·​or·​ic | \ ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik How to pronounce meteoric (audio) , -ˈär-\

Definition of meteoric

1a : of or relating to a meteor
b : resembling a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary brilliance a meteoric rise to fame
2 : of, relating to, or derived from the earth's atmosphere meteoric water

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Other Words from meteoric

meteorically \ ˌmē-​tē-​ˈȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce meteorically (audio) , -​ˈär-​ \ adverb

Examples of meteoric in a Sentence

a meteoric rise to fame

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The three-minute clip shows major moments throughout of the group’s meteoric rise over the last year and a half, including signing a deal with Capitol Records and JT gearing up to serve her time in prison. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Yung Miami Of City Girls Is Expecting Her Second Child!," 12 June 2019 The stock has seen a meteoric rise since its initial public offering in May, soaring some 600% from its debut price at $25. Fortune, "'Purely a Valuation Call': Why J.P. Morgan Just Downgraded Beyond Meat," 11 June 2019 Harry Potter has helped Universal compete with Disney as attendance at both parks went on a meteoric rise. Gabrielle Russon,, "As Hagrid roller coaster debuts at Universal, love for Wizarding World of Harry Potter still runs strong," 10 June 2019 The Borussia Dortmund forward has experienced a meteoric rise since his courageous decision to leave Manchester City, making him a splendid example of how an overseas challenge can facilitate impressive growth., "West Ham Youngster Reece Oxford Set to Complete Permanent Move to Augsburg," 8 June 2019 The band, a unit that sprang out of the South Korean NCT umbrella, has been enjoying a meteoric rise to global superstardom. Glamour, "Watch NCT 127 Swoon Over These Elaborate Fan Covers," 9 May 2019 The drop largely reversed Wednesday’s meteoric 18% increase to $4.837/mmBtu—the biggest one-day rally in 14 years and the highest closing price since 2014. Dan Molinski, WSJ, "Natural Gas Falls Nearly 17% One Day After Meteoric Rise," 15 Nov. 2018 The film charts the meteoric rise of this dentist’s daughter from the bedroom community of Cremona, Italy, to number one in the fashion category on the 2017 Forbes Top Influencers list. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni's Secret to Winning on Social Media," 18 Apr. 2019 As the resale market continues on its meteoric rise, with sites like Grailed continuing to pull sartorially savvy dudes into their universes, more and more independent male fashion nerds are opening up shops on the digital spectrum. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "These 7 Vintage Accounts on Instagram Are Tailor-Made for Male Fashion Nerds," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of meteoric

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of meteoric

: very sudden or fast
: marked by very quick success


me·​te·​or·​ic | \ ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik How to pronounce meteoric (audio) \

Kids Definition of meteoric

1 : of or relating to a meteor meteoric impacts
2 : like a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary success a meteoric career

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