Definition of storm surge in English:

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storm surge

Pronunciation: /ˈstôrm ˌsərj/


A rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.
Example sentences
  • A storm surge at high tide destroyed the dukes and killed more than 1800 people.
  • My mother insists the storm was so fierce a tidal wave came ashore, not just a storm surge.
  • We're going to have to deal with the storm surge, the wind and the rainfall throughout this event.

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Syllabification: storm surge

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