Definition of Red sprites

1. Noun. Atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves).

Exact synonyms: Sprites
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Electricity

Definition of Red sprites

1. Noun. (plural of red sprite) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Sprites

red scare
red setter
red shift
red shrubby penstemon
red silk-cotton tree
red silk cotton
red silver fir
red siskin
red slender loris
red snapper
red snow
red sorrel
red spider
red spider mite
red sprite
red sprites (current term)
red spruce
red squirrel
red squirrels
red state
red strawberry tongue
red supergiant
red supergiants
red sweat
red tag
red tape
red tea
red test
red thrombus
red tide

Literary usage of Red sprites

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1. The Heart's Choice: And Other Verse : Complete Poems by Henry Alexander Lavely (1911)
"And thus the fight went fiercely on, On what was once a peaceful lawn ; Red sprites and white, and black and gray, Joined in the fierce, unequal fray, ..."

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