Thunderbolts and Lighting!
Fulgurate: To Emit Vivid Flashes, Like Lightning
… and a bonus discussion of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Latin word fulgēre, which means to shine, gives us a number of interesting words built on the ful- root. Among them is fulgurate, which seems to have come into use in the mid-to late 1600s and means to emit vivid flashes of light, like lightning. It can…