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Origin of tsunami
OTHER WORDS FROM tsunamitsu·na·mic [tsoo-nah-mik, -nam-ik], /tsʊˈnɑ mɪk, -ˈnæm ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tsunami
When it came to shooting the famous parting of the Red Sea, Ridley Scott elected to show a tsunami splitting the waters.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Things picked up again when the 2011 tsunami hit Tōhoku, Japan.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Typically, celebrities have stayed out of the Middle East conflict, knowing full well the tsunami of emotions it carries.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering|Dean Obeidallah|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tempest, hurricane, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, or Big Bang?How Marine Le Pen and France’s Ultra-Right Won the Day|Tracy McNicoll|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And now, a massive magnitude 8.2 off the coast of Chile that even generated a tsunami.A Lot of Earthquakes Have Been Reported Lately, but Scientists Aren’t Worried|Erik Klemetti|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for tsunami
noun plural -mis or -mi
Word Origin for tsunami
Scientific definitions for tsunami
Cultural definitions for tsunami
A large wave on the ocean, usually caused by an undersea earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or coastal landslide. A tsunami can travel hundreds of miles over the open sea and cause extensive damage when it encounters land. Also called tidal waves.