Definition of Heat lightning

1. Noun. Bright flashes of light near the horizon without thunder (especially on hot evenings); usually attributed to distant lightning that is reflected by clouds.

Generic synonyms: Lightning

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat Lightning

heat engine
heat engines
heat exchanger
heat exchangers
heat exhaustion
heat flash
heat haze
heat hazes
heat hyperpyrexia
heat illness
heat index
heat indices
heat instability test
heat intolerance
heat lamp
heat lightning (current term)
heat map
heat maps
heat oedema
heat of combustion
heat of compression
heat of condensation
heat of crystallization
heat of dissociation
heat of evaporation
heat of formation
heat of fusion
heat of hydration
heat of solidification
heat of solution

Literary usage of Heat lightning

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1. Lectures on medical jurisprudence by Francis Ogston (1878)
"I refer to deaths from cold, heat, lightning, and starvation, to the consideration of which I shall now proceed. DEATH BY COLD. ..."

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