tsunami

noun tsu·na·mi \ (t)su̇-ˈnä-mē \

Definition of tsunami

plural tsunamis also tsunami
:a great sea wave produced especially by submarine earth movement or volcanic eruption :tidal wave

tsunamic

play \-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of tsunami

Japanese, from tsu harbor + nami wave


TSUNAMI Defined for English Language Learners

tsunami

noun

Definition of tsunami for English Language Learners

  • : a very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake under the sea and that can cause great destruction when it reaches land


TSUNAMI Defined for Kids

tsunami

noun tsu·na·mi \ su̇-ˈnä-mē \

Definition of tsunami for Students

:a large sea wave produced especially by an earthquake or volcanic eruption under the sea :tidal wave


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