Definition of mudslide
1 : mudflow
2 : a cocktail made with coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream
Examples of mudslide in a Sentence
The heavy rain triggered a mudslide.
Recent Examples of mudslide from the Web
In 2007, around 130 people were killed in Chittagong after monsoon rain spurred heavy mudslides.
A portion of Highway 50 in El Dorado County has reopened to one-way traffic control after a mudslide took place Thursday.
A section of Highway 50 damaged by winter storms experienced a new mudslide Thursday.
It is expected to dump 8 to 12 inches (200 to 300 millimeters) of rain across Oaxaca state with higher local accumulations, threatening dangerous floods and mudslides.
In 2010, flooding and mudslides blocked the roads and rail lines between Aguas Calientes and the popular tourist town of Cusco, trapping visitors for days.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday.
The Indian navy is sending divers and medical teams to Sri Lanka to help rescue people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 183 people.
The government of Sri Lanka assessed the damage on Sunday from widespread flooding and devastating mudslides, as the death toll from the twin disasters rose and nearly half a million people were displaced from their homes.
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Definition of mudslide for English Language Learners
: a large mass of wet earth that suddenly and quickly moves down the side of a mountain or hill
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