Definition of flash flood in English:

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flash flood

Pronunciation: /ˈˌflaSH ˈfləd/


A sudden local flood, typically due to heavy rain.
Example sentences
  • Some supercells produce little rain, others, downpours that can cause flash floods.
  • Heavy rain and flash floods on Monday brought misery to thousands across Britain, but yesterday it seemed the worst was over for Yorkshire for the time being.
  • Long dry periods are often broken by heavy rains and flash floods.

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Syllabification: flash flood

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