mudslide

noun

mud·​slide ˈməd-ˌslīd How to pronounce mudslide (audio)
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: a cocktail made with coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream

Examples of mudslide in a Sentence

The heavy rain triggered a mudslide.
Recent Examples on the Web The powerful storm that has been battering California since Sunday will continue Tuesday and will continue to bring heavy rain, mudslides and flooding to the state. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 Flash flooding and mudslides are potential hazards. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 20 June 2024 Thunderstorms on Wednesday night brought flash flooding, mudslides and a massive dust storm known as a haboob to parts of the state. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 20 June 2024 Rainfall from 5-10 inches and some areas with as much as 15 inches are forecast to fall across northeast Mexico and into South Texas that could produce flash floods, urban flooding, river flooding and mudslides. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mudslide 

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mudslide was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Mudslide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mudslide. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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