noun (plural same or tsunamis)
1A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.
- Many people refer to tsunamis as tidal waves, but scientists do not use this term to describe the phenomenon.
- Other destructive historical earthquakes and tsunamis have been smaller.
- Earthquakes and tsunamis of those proportions have hit us in the past as we do live in a very vulnerable part of the world, on a tectonic plate.
1.1An arrival or occurrence of something in overwhelming quantities or amounts: a tsunami ofdata pours into the CNBC newsroom every minute of every trading day
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- With the tsunami of holiday movies comes another batch of soundtrack discs.
- The film was released just prior to the enforcement of the Hays Code and thus escaped censorship despite a veritable tsunami of erotic images and motifs.
- Step Into Liquid is a surfing documentary that offers a satisfactory amount of thrills within a tsunami of platitudes and hyperbole.
Late 19th century: from Japanese, from tsu 'harbor' + nami 'wave'.
Words that rhyme with tsunamiarmy, balmy, barmy, gourami, macramé, origami, palmy, pastrami, salami, smarmy, swami, Yanomami
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