seiche

noun \ ˈsāsh , ˈsēch \
Updated on: 3 Mar 2018

Definition of seiche

: an oscillation of the surface of a landlocked body of water (such as a lake) that varies in period from a few minutes to several hours

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Origin and Etymology of seiche

French


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