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torrential

Line breaks: tor¦ren|tial
Pronunciation: /təˈrɛnʃ(ə)l
 
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Definition of torrential in English:

adjective

1(Of rain) falling rapidly and in copious quantities: a torrential downpour
More example sentences
  • On the paddy fields of the far east of Wales, with torrential rain falling throughout, there was very little rugby.
  • But observers blamed the torrential rain that fell on the capital before and after the ceremony.
  • Two schoolchildren are up for a bravery award after helping their grandmother when she fell in torrential rain.
Synonyms
copious, severe, heavy, rapid, relentless, violent;
soaking, teeming
1.1(Of water) flowing rapidly and with force: they plunged into the torrential waters
More example sentences
  • He muttered, looking insolently at the flooding shelter as the torrential waters rose.
  • Christina whipped her head around and the blue Swift fired a torrential jet of water at her.
  • Mini-oases of peace occur in harbours, sheltered from the torrential force of spring snowmelt.

Derivatives

torrentially

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • When thunderstorms aren't uprooting forests or rearranging acres of farmland, the South often suffers hailstorms, flashfloods and torrentially ghoulish winds during this season.
  • Sadly I had neglected to properly shut the skylight, the gales had forced it wide open, and the torrential downpour had torrentially downpoured into my room for 4 hours.
  • The heaven's opened and it rained torrentially.

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