Definition of landslide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)ˌslīd/


1The sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.
Example sentences
  • Kelvin slid down the muddy slope, a landslide of earth, rock and ferns pushing him to the foot of the rise.
  • Flash flooding caused bridges to collapse and landslides are blocking roads to devastated coastal villages.
  • Troops were deployed in helicopters after landslides and collapsed buildings blocked roads.
rockslide, mudslide;
2An overwhelming majority of votes for one party in an election: winning the election by a landslide [as modifier]: a landslide victory
More example sentences
  • I maintain that if any mainstream political party were to embrace the above they would win the next General Election by a landslide.
  • The NLD won the 1990 general election by a landslide but has since been blocked from coming to power.
  • He also inaugurated his own War on Poverty, winning the 1964 election by a landslide.
decisive victory, overwhelming majority, triumph, sweep

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Syllabification: land·slide

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