su·​per·​storm ˈsü-pər-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce superstorm (audio)
: a very large and powerful storm
Superstorm Sandy was no freak, say experts, but rather a hint of a coming era when millions of Americans will struggle to survive killer weather. They're telling us we shouldn't be surprised that this 900-mile-wide monster marched up the East Coast this week paralyzing cities and claiming scores of lives.Tim Lister

Examples of superstorm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the superstorm which flooded the Manhattan subways, the New York Metropolitan Transport Authority issued a catastrophe bond to protect it from a similar event in the future. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 As the next superstorm looms, people in America’s wealthiest neighborhoods might seem to have little to complain about. Geoff Dembicki, The New Republic, 2 Aug. 2023 None of the Army Corps’ recent superstorm protection projects are going to spring up in a major city anytime soon. Geoff Dembicki, The New Republic, 2 Aug. 2023 Changing weather patterns are choking some parts of the world with drought while flooding others in a cacophony of hurricanes and superstorms. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2023 Magnetic fields unleashed by a solar superstorm rip through Earth’s magnetosphere, sending currents surging through human infrastructure. Kelsey Ables, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 On July 11, 2013, a superstorm made landfall on the internet. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 10 July 2023 Or merge into a superstorm? David Fleshler,, 3 Sep. 2020 Nuri's spawn, the Bering Sea superstorm, has kicked the jet stream over North America into an exaggerated wavy pattern. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2014 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superstorm was in 1919

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“Superstorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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