Definition of torrential in English:

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Pronunciation: /təˈrɛnʃ(ə)l/


1(Of rain) falling rapidly and in copious quantities: a torrential downpour
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  • 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.
copious, severe, heavy, rapid, relentless, violent;
soaking, teeming
1.1(Of water) flowing rapidly and with force: they plunged into the torrential waters
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  • 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.



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.

Words that rhyme with torrential

cadential, confidential, consequential, credential, deferential, differential, essential, evidential, existential, experiential, exponential, influential, intelligential, irreverential, jurisprudential, penitential, pestilential, potential, preferential, presidential, providential, prudential, quintessential, referential, residential, reverential, sapiential, sciential, sentential, sequential, tangential

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