stratovolcano

noun
stra·​to·​vol·​ca·​no | \ ˌstra-tō-väl-ˈkā-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce stratovolcano (audio) , ˌstrā-, -vȯl- \

Definition of stratovolcano

: a volcano composed of explosively erupted cinders and ash with occasional lava flows — see volcano illustration

Examples of stratovolcano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From there to the Oregon border, the skyline is dominated by the Mount Shasta stratovolcano. Outside Online, 1 June 2021 The freestanding stratovolcano just north of Redding is California’s fifth-highest peak and home to the state’s largest and longest glaciers. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 May 2021 The 4,094-foot Caribbean stratovolcano, which previously erupted in 1979, had been acting up since December. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2021 At 8,929 feet, this small stratovolcano is the highest point in Crater Lake National Park, and the views from the top are outstanding. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 24 Mar. 2021 Mount Hood, a stratovolcano, has erupted episodically for about 500,000 years which two major eruptive periods during the past 1,500 years. Julia Musto, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2021 Mount Shasta, a 14,180-foot-high potentially-active stratovolcano, is one of the places to spot them in the state, said the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Service. Fox News, 26 Feb. 2020 White Island is roughly 30 miles off the coast of New Zealand's North Island and is known as a stratovolcano, characterized by continuous small-to-moderate eruptions over the past 150,000 years. NBC News, 14 Dec. 2019 White Island is roughly 30 miles off the coast of New Zealand's North Island and is known as a stratovolcano, characterized by continuous small-to-moderate eruptions over the past 150,000 years. NBC News, 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of stratovolcano

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stratovolcano

New Latin stratum + English -o- + volcano

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The first known use of stratovolcano was in 1894

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17 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Stratovolcano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stratovolcano. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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