[krak-uh-tou, krah-kuh-]
Also Kra·ka·tao, Kra·ka·to·a [krak-uh-toh-uh, krah-kuh-] /ˌkræk əˈtoʊ ə, ˌkrɑ kə-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • But Krakatoa: that's the explanation that the scientists gave.

  • The Krakatoa outbreak raised the water in our Thames four inches.

  • But this was not the Great Eruption of Krakatoa—only a rehearsal, as it were.

    Blown to Bits

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The second is named Krakatoa by its eccentric owner, Captain Roy.

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    R.M. Ballantyne

  • All this, and a great deal more, was caused by the dust of Krakatoa!

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British Dictionary definitions for krakatoa


Krakatau (ˌkrɑːkəˈtaʊ, ˌkrækəˈtaʊ)

  1. a volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau")Also called: Rakata
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