Definition of flysch in English:

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Pronunciation: /fliSH/


A sedimentary deposit consisting of thin beds of shale or marl alternating with coarser strata such as sandstone or conglomerate.
Example sentences
  • Synorogenic flysch deposits were laid down in front of the advancing allochthonous complexes, and were overridden by them.
  • There, the most widespread Ordovician flysch is the Garin Formation.
  • He interpreted pre-Easdale Subgroup rocks as flysch and subsequent molasse derived from a Knoydartian orogen.


Mid 19th century: from Swiss German dialect.

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Syllabification: flysch

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