Part of speech: adjective

Relating to meteors; transiently brilliant.

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Usage examples "meteoric":

  1. Mr. Herder was there; also Mr. Satterthwaite, who sat next to Winthrop and addressed several confidential and very unimportant remarks to him, and seemed to look upon his brother as a sort of meteoric phenomenon. - "Hills of the Shatemuc", Susan Warner.
  2. Unless some meteoric record reached our Earth, revelationary of intelligence on a perished world, our only hope of obtaining such evidence rests on the observation of Mars' surface features. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
  3. And then, Clint, think of following your meteoric career in the papers! - "Left Tackle Thayer", Ralph Henry Barbour.