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tidal wave

noun

: a very high, large wave in the ocean that is often caused by strong winds or an earthquake

: a very large amount of something

Full Definition of TIDAL WAVE

1
:  something overwhelming especially in quantity or volume <a tidal wave of tourists>
2
a :  an unusually high sea wave that is triggered especially by an earthquake
b :  an unusual rise of water alongshore due to strong winds

Examples of TIDAL WAVE

  1. a tidal wave of emotion

First Known Use of TIDAL WAVE

1851
TIDAL WAVE Defined for Kids

tidal wave

noun

Definition of TIDAL WAVE for Kids

1
:  a very high sea wave that sometimes follows an earthquake
2
:  an unusual rise of water along a shore due to strong winds

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