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spume Syllabification: spume
Pronunciation: /spyo͞om/

Definition of spume in English:


Froth or foam, especially that found on waves.
Example sentences
  • Today, the waves are no more than white flecks of spume, gently nudging their way to shore.
  • The late winter sun was shining brightly and big waves hurled themselves against the rocks, sending sheets of white spume up along the cliffs.
  • Beyond them a tail of white spume rose into the air as the river cascaded over jutting black rocks.
foam, froth, surf, spindrift, bubbles


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Form or produce a mass of froth or foam: water was spuming under the mill
More example sentences
  • 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.


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


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

Words that rhyme with spume

abloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, combe, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, Hume, illume, inhume, Khartoum, khoum, loom, neume, perfume, plume, presume, resume, rheum, room, subsume, tomb, vroom, whom, womb, zoom
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