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 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, "Cloud over Mt. Shasta appears 'out of this world'," 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, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 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, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 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, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 14 Dec. 2019 Your Instagram photo of the day The glow at night: A glow from the world's largest lava lake mixes with moonlit clouds above the caldera of Mount Nyiragongo, an active stratovolcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. National Geographic, "How did coronavirus spread so far, so fast?," 22 Jan. 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, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 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, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 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, "Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies," 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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“Stratovolcano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stratovolcano. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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