tidal wave


: 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

:  something overwhelming especially in quantity or volume <a tidal wave of tourists>
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



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