HyperDic: maelstrom

English > 1 sense of the word maelstrom:
NOUNeventmaelstrom, whirlpool, vortexa powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
maelstrom > pronunciation
Soundsmey'lstrahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > maelstrom: 1 sense > noun 1, event
MeaningA powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides).
Synonymswhirlpool, vortex
NarrowerCharybdis(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla
Broadercurrent, streamA steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
Spanishremolino, torbellino, vorágine, vórtice
Catalanmaelstrom, re- molí, remolí, vòrtex, xuclador

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