: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike tsunamis, which can take hours to reach land after an earthquake at sea, these moving water bodies, known as a seiche, surged out instantaneously after the massive asteroid crashed into the sea. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 May 2022 When Dorian’s eye passed the Pamlico Sound, the seiche the storm had created began to collapse. Longreads, 2 Nov. 2022 Unlike tsunamis, which can take hours to reach land after an earthquake at sea, these moving water bodies, known as a seiche, surged out instantaneously after the massive asteroid crashed into the sea. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 May 2022 The National Weather Service is reporting a seiche on Lake Erie. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2022 Unlike tsunamis, which can take hours to reach land after an earthquake at sea, these moving water bodies, known as a seiche, surged out instantaneously after the massive asteroid crashed into the sea. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 May 2022 Unlike tsunamis, which can take hours to reach land after an earthquake at sea, these moving water bodies, known as a seiche, surged out instantaneously after the massive asteroid crashed into the sea. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 May 2022 Unlike tsunamis, which can take hours to reach land after an earthquake at sea, these moving water bodies, known as a seiche, surged out instantaneously after the massive asteroid crashed into the sea. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 May 2022 Unlike tsunamis, which can take hours to reach land after an earthquake at sea, these moving water bodies, known as a seiche, surged out instantaneously after the massive asteroid crashed into the sea. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 May 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seiche was circa 1839

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“Seiche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seiche. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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