Definition of spring tide in English:

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spring tide

Pronunciation: /ˈspriNG ˌtīd/


A tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water.
Example sentences
  • If we get low pressure, a west wind and a spring tide the flooding will occur again,’ he said.
  • Exceptional weather conditions combined with a spring tide produced one of the worst floods in living memory for the east coast of England.
  • ‘They were apparently warned by a lifeguard to leave the water as the spring tide was coming in,’ Fobian said.

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Syllabification: spring tide

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