el relámpago
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (weather)
a. bolt of lightning
Un relámpago iluminó el cielo entero.A bolt of lightning lit up the whole sky.
Zeus lanzó un relámpago hacia la Tierra.Zeus hurled a bolt of lightning toward Earth.
b. lightning (uncountable)
Hubo muchos relámpagos anoche durante la tormenta.There was a lot of lightning last night during the storm.
c. lightning bolt
El gatito se escondió debajo de las escaleras después de ver el relámpago.The kitty hid under the stairs after seeing the lightning bolt.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (descarga)
a. flash of lightning
2. (destello)
a. flash
hubo muchos relámpagosthere was a lot of lightning
3. (fig)
pasar como un relámpagoto pass by as quick as lightning, to flash past
(rayo) flash of lightning
vi un relámpago en el horizonte I saw a flash of lightning on the horizon; ayer hubo relámpagos there was lightning yesterday
como un relámpago as quick as lightning; in a flash
relámpago difuso sheet lightning
guerra relámpago blitzkrieg; visita relámpago lightning visit; viaje relámpago lightning trip
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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