Definition of spume in English:

spume

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Pronunciation: /spjuːm
 
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literary

noun

[mass noun]

verb

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  • Form or produce a mass of froth or foam: water was spuming under the mill
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    • It was a cold, clear night and the sea was beginning to fret, spuming over the harbour walls.
    • Lightening crashed, thunder rolled, ash and molten lava spumed from the mountains.

Derivatives

spumous

adjective
More example sentences
  • The mood is perfect for damp blustery walks along the spumous edge of the thundering waters, and strolls through the Oakwood Cemetery.
  • The fierce rollers of the spumous sea broke and recoiled, foaming upon the sandy beach.

spumy

adjective
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  • Photographs of a spumy coastline are separated by a horizontal strip of images taken of the artist's crisp shadow on the sunny beach.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French (e)spume or Latin spuma.

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