falling star

fall star
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl stahr]
    • /fɔl stɑr/
    • /ˈfɔː.lɪŋ stɑː(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl stahr]
    • /fɔl stɑr/

Definitions of falling star words

  • noun falling star an incandescent meteor; a shooting star. 1
  • noun falling star meteor (sense 1) 0

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Origin of falling star

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1555-65

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Parts of speech for Falling star


falling star popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

falling star usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for falling star

noun falling star

  • shooting star — meteor (def 1b).
  • meteor — Astronomy. a meteoroid that has entered the earth's atmosphere. a transient fiery streak in the sky produced by a meteoroid passing through the earth's atmosphere; a shooting star or bolide.

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