mud·​slide ˈməd-ˌslīd How to pronounce mudslide (audio)
: 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 So far, no deaths, serious injuries or extreme damages have been reported in the state, though officials warned that risks remain, especially in the mountainous regions where the wet hillsides could unleash mudslides. Mark J. Terrill, Chicago Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 Tropical Storm Hilary unleashed record-breaking rainfall in southern California on Sunday, causing floods, mudslides, and rockslides. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 21 Aug. 2023 Tropical Storm Hilary — downgraded from a hurricane — hit the Golden State last night, bringing heavy rain, high winds, flooding, mudslides, road closures and other hazards across southern counties. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2023 Both temblors come after a 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Ojai, California in Ventura County on Sunday, the same weekend Southern California grappled with Tropical Storm Hilary, which brought mudslides, flooding and water rescues across the region. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 Many mountain roads were blocked by mudslides and San Bernardino National Forest officials closed many visitor centers and campsites Monday. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 The island’s mountainous terrain will help to focus the precipitation, possibly leading to mudslides that could severely affect some communities. Matthew Cappucci and Ian Livingston, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2023 A couple dozen schools have lost phone and internet service, and one school has been impacted by a minor mudslide. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 Forecasters predicted that rainfall of up to 10 inches in some places will lead to impassable roads, mudslides and other hazards as the storm makes its way inland. Paulina Villegas, Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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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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“Mudslide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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