Definition of shooting star noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shooting star

BrE BrE//ˌʃuːtɪŋ ˈstɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃuːtɪŋ ˈstɑːr//
(also falling star) Sky
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a small meteor (= a piece of rock in outer space) that travels very fast and burns with a bright light as it enters the earth’s atmosphere See related entries: Sky
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shooting star