Definition of domino effect in English:

domino effect

Syllabification: dom·i·no ef·fect


  • The effect of the domino theory.
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    • It is the domino effect or the ripple effect, whichever you choose.
    • But, generally, when one of the game's top personalities and its finest coach expresses an opinion, it tends to have a domino effect.
    • My feeling is that if this asbestos plant gets the go-ahead there will be a domino effect and all sorts of hazardous materials could end up being processed.

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