superwave

noun

su·​per·​wave ˌsü-pər-ˈwāv How to pronounce superwave (audio)
plural superwaves
: a wave that is much larger than usual or expected : an extremely large wave
Whipped together by a storm, traveling at different speeds, waves may combine in superwavesLeonard Engel

Examples of superwave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That pattern can be seen over and over; women’s employment opportunities decline with each passing wave of infection, most notably following the winter omicron superwave. Liz Elting, Forbes, 27 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superwave was in 1887

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“Superwave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superwave. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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