Definition of mudslide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmədˌslīd/


A mass of mud and other earthy material that is falling or has fallen down a hillside or other slope.
Example sentences
  • Sporadic systems are those that produce avalanches, earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions and such like.
  • Aftershocks and heavy rains continue to trigger mudslides on mountain slopes where the quake has uprooted forests, loosened topsoil or created barrier lakes.
  • Most victims were crushed by falling buildings or buried by mudslides but four people died of heart attacks after the tremors on Wednesday, officials said.

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Syllabification: mud·slide

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