su·​per·​storm | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce superstorm (audio) \

Definition of superstorm

: 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 When Hurricane Sandy made landfall near New York City almost a decade ago, bringing huge storm surges and 7 inches of rain that caused widespread flooding and blackouts, the superstorm was seen as an exceedingly rare event. Aylin Woodward, WSJ, 9 Jan. 2022 Was Bollinger’s Worst-Case Scenario: When Hurricane Ida plowed into Louisiana, hitting just on the verge becoming a Category 5 superstorm, few companies were more at risk than Bollinger Shipyards. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Earth will cope this time—but what about the 1.6% to 12% chance that a huge solar superstorm occurs? Jamie Carter, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Two years ago, when the tournament was last in Cincinnati, Daniil Medvedev stormed through the men's singles bracket like a Russian superstorm. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 17 Aug. 2021 Snoop Dogg breaks down the craziest encounters, the wildest and most unpredictable reactions to discover if America is once again ground zero for the shark superstorm. oregonlive, 11 July 2021 The idea for Little Island sprang from another tragedy, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 superstorm that pummeled Pier 54 on the Hudson River. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 28 May 2021 Above this turbulent region in the visible image, there is also a superstorm that looks like a swirly white streak. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 May 2021 Like those flapping butterfly wings in Africa setting in motion monster hurricanes in the Caribbean, minor fluctuations in demeanor can turn a sunny interaction into a superstorm of antagonism. Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of superstorm

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Superstorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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