- 1A small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope.More example sentences
- It also contains a series of waterfalls and cascades to further enhance the beauty of a hole that is certain to generate a lot of comment throughout the week.
- The aquatic plants typically grow on rocks in cascades, waterfalls and rapids where there are great seasonal fluctuations in river water levels.
- Miniature ravines, waterfalls and cascades created effervescent sounds as the water gushed between the rocks.
- 1.1A mass of something that falls or hangs in copious or luxuriant quantities: a cascade of pink bougainvilleaMore example sentences
- The high ceiling was draped in more curtains, hanging down in billowing cascades of color.
- Seething, Eden slammed her hands onto the table, her cascade of red curls falling across the front of her shoulders.
- Louisa walked up the aisle in a lavish full-length dress that featured a cascade of layers of pink tulle.
- 1.2A large number or amount of something occurring or arriving in rapid succession: a cascade of antiwar literatureMore example sentences
- That earnings slip triggered a cascade of problems.
- And this has triggered a cascade of problems, persuading the organisation to take up their cause.
- Though I hardly understood the process, the question triggered a cascade of impressions about a person in a debilitated state of health.
- 2A process whereby something, typically information or knowledge, is successively passed on: [as modifier]: the greater the number of people who are well briefed, the wider the cascade effectMore example sentences
- You sometimes get a cascade effect where Britain is most expensive, then you have the Continent and then you get the United States, where prices are the cheapest.
- Moreover, in contrast to adoptions, we did not find information cascades for abandonment.
- Computers would make maths more satisfying too, even in as minor a way as the thrill of devising the correct formula in Excel and then watching the resulting cascade effect in a spreadsheet.
- 2.1A succession of devices or stages in a process, each of which triggers or initiates the next.More example sentences
- Spinal cord injuries trigger a cascade of inflammatory changes that add further insult to the initial injury.
- But they are still seeking to identify what triggered a cascade of power plant shutdowns that created havoc throughout the region as transport systems, services and businesses closed down.
- Compelling evidence now suggests that inflammation can trigger a cascade of responses that culminate in tissue destruction that is characteristic of this disease.
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- 1 [no object] (Of water) pour downward rapidly and in large quantities: water was cascading down the stairsMore example sentences
- I walked through the waterfall and up the stairs (which also had water cascading down them).
- With water cascading down from a height of 4,500 ft. and splitting into five smaller falls, the Kempty waterfalls offers a panoramic view.
- Water was also cascading down Worth Way itself.
- 1.1Fall or hang in copious or luxuriant quantities: blonde hair cascaded down her backMore example sentences
- She let her head hang down and her velvet, ebony hair cascaded down her shoulders.
- I let it down into loose curls that cascaded down my back and hung in all the right places.
- She had the deepest of deep green eyes, and long curled blonde hair that fell about her shoulders loosely and cascaded down her back.
- 2 [with object] Arrange (a number of devices or objects) in a series or sequence.More example sentences
- Up to four units can be cascaded, providing a scalable solution.
- In addition, switches can be cascaded together.
- The Italian boys simply cascaded a few of these basic systems to make their very effective demo.
mid 17th century: from French, from Italian cascata, from cascare 'to fall', based on Latin casus (see case1).