microseism

noun
mi·​cro·​seism | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌsī-zəm How to pronounce microseism (audio) \

Definition of microseism

: a feeble rhythmically and persistently recurring earth tremor

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Other Words from microseism

microseismic \ ˌmī-​krə-​ˈsīz-​mik How to pronounce microseism (audio) , -​ˈsīs-​ \ adjective
microseismicity \ ˌmī-​krə-​sīz-​ˈmi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce microseism (audio) , -​sīs-​ \ noun

Examples of microseism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there’s a similar volcanic microseism that’s already well documented in Japan. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Earth Keeps Pulsating Every 26 Seconds. No One Knows Why.," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of microseism

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microseism

International Scientific Vocabulary micr- + Greek seismos earthquake — more at seismic

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The first known use of microseism was in 1887

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“Microseism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microseism. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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