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Origin of tidal wave
Words nearby tidal wave
Example sentences from the Web for tidal wave
The tidal-wave carried him and twenty others to the end of the room.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
The mystical viewpoint takes into account the fact that there is a cosmic law which acts like a tidal-wave.Sex=The Unknown Quantity|Ali Nomad
Barring earthquake or tidal-wave, the worst had already befallen him.Adventure|Jack London
There can hardly be a doubt that this so-called “tidal-wave” was synchronous with the greatest of the explosions.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
They had seen a tidal-wave crumple up a breakwater which had cost them a half-year of labor, and slide it into the ocean.The White Mice|Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for tidal wave
Scientific definitions for tidal wave
The term tidal wave is used in everyday speech to refer to a gigantic and enormously destructive wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption-what scientists would properly call a tsunami. When scientists use the word tidal wave, they normally are referring to an unusually large wave or bulge of water that sometimes occurs around a high tide. These tidal waves are certainly big and powerful, but they are tiny in comparison with tsunamis.