WORD OF THE DAY
Nebula
NEB-yə-lə
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid-17th century
1

A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.

2

(in general use) any indistinct bright area in the night sky, for example, a distant galaxy.

Examples of Nebula in a sentence

“On a clear night you might be able to see a nebula without the help of a telescope.”

“Long before modern science, astronomers have been fascinated by the comets, nebulas, and stars in the night sky.”