English version

shooting star

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy
shooting starˌshooting ˈstar noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HAa piece of rock or metal from space, that burns brightly as it falls towards the Earth syn meteor
Examples from the Corpus
shooting starA shooting star fell towards the city's crown of lights.Many see their first shooting star, and with that, drift off to never-never land.
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