meteoric

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adjective me·te·or·ic \ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik, -ˈär-\

Definition of meteoric

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to a meteor b :  resembling a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary brilliance <a meteoric rise to fame>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or derived from the earth's atmosphere <meteoric water>

meteorically

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Examples of meteoric in a sentence

  1. a meteoric rise to fame

1785

First Known Use of meteoric

1785


METEORIC Defined for English Language Learners

meteoric

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adjective me·te·or·ic \ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik, -ˈär-\

Definition of meteoric for English Language Learners

  • : very sudden or fast

  • : marked by very quick success


METEORIC Defined for Kids

meteoric

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adjective me·te·or·ic \ˌmē-tē-ˈȯr-ik\

Definition of meteoric for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a meteor <meteoric impacts>

  2. 2 :  like a meteor in speed or in sudden and temporary success <a meteoric career>


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