falling star

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falling star (plural falling stars)

  1. (astronomy) A meteor.
    • 1996, Macy Nulman, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer, page 283:
      Upon seeing the majesty of heaven (e.g., lightning, falling stars, or the renewal of the solar cycle), high mountains, or other glorious phenomena of nature [one should say]: "Blessed . . . Who doest the work of creation."

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