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 superwaves Leonard Engel

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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Cite this Entry

“Superwave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superwave. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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