Definition of Spanish flu in English:

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Spanish flu

(also Spanish influenza)

noun

Influenza caused by an influenza virus of type A, in particular that of the pandemic that began in 1918.
Example sentences
  • The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed as many as 100 million people worldwide.
  • One report talked about the determination of the genetic makeup of the dreaded 1918 Spanish influenza virus.
  • The great Spanish flu pandemic came right at the end of the war, and while the war killed 6-million people, the flu killed more than 20-million, and it caused havoc right around the globe.

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Syllabification: Span·ish flu

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