HyperDic: avalanche

English > 3 senses of the word avalanche:
NOUNeventavalanchea slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
eventavalanchea sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
VERBmotionavalanche, roll downgather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
avalanche > pronunciation
Soundsae'vahlae.nch
Rhymesblanch ... tranche: 6 rhymes with aench...
English > avalanche: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain.
NarrowerlaharAn avalanche of volcanic water and mud down the slopes of a volcano
Broaderslide(geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
Spanishalud, avalancha
Catalanallau
Verbsavalanchegather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
English > avalanche: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things.
Example"the program brought an avalanche of mail"
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
English > avalanche: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningGather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymroll down
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Nounsavalanchea slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

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