Definition of cataclysm
cataclysmicallyplay \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of cataclysm in a Sentence
floods, earthquakes, and other cataclysms
The country barely survived the cataclysm of war.
The revolution could result in worldwide cataclysm.
Recent Examples of cataclysm from the Web
The event is a cataclysm accentuated by the peculiar bind in which the 24-7 network has found itself.
The European Space Agency (ESA) today gave the green light to two missions: one to find places just like home; the other to detect the biggest cataclysms in the history of the universe.
Now, instruments on Earth have sensed the gentle ripples from that distant cosmic cataclysm, marking the third-ever confirmed direct detection of gravitational waves.
The void is rocking and rolling with invisible cataclysms.
Season three finale of the story of a town in New York state three years after a global cataclysm.
Kolbert’s book warned of cataclysm; Hawken’s tries to prevent it.
John’s worldly reflections transitioning to Paul’s sketch of domestic memoir, and then back again—before orchestral cataclysm and a final resting place.
Elaborate American museums are devoted to the Civil War, World War I and World War II—as well as to hyphenated American identities—but no major institution to our nation’s founding cataclysm.
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CATACLYSM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cataclysm for English Language Learners
: something that causes great destruction, violence, etc.
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