Definition of torrent in English:

torrent

Line breaks: tor|rent
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒr(ə)nt
 
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noun

1A strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid: rain poured down in torrents after the rains, the stream becomes a raging torrent
More example sentences
  • Artemis kept the torrent of water streaming towards the animal but it did no good in slowing it down.
  • People talked about hundreds of folks running in terror through the streets trying to escape the raging torrents of waters.
  • Solicitor Paul Cowper and his family endured a gruelling seven hours trapped on a balcony, surrounded by torrents of raging water in Sri Lanka.
Synonyms
flood, deluge, inundation, spate, cascade, rush, stream, current, gushing, flow, overflow, tide, fountaindownpour, deluge, rainstorm, rain, shower
1.1 (a torrent of/torrents of) An overwhelming outpouring of (something, typically words): she was subjected to a torrent of abuse
More example sentences
  • He's a very bright young man whose ideas come spilling out of him - on paper or on the phone - in a torrent of words.
  • Malcolm heard a torrent of foreign words as the girl tried to calm the child, then a bustle as she laid him down.
  • It points, like an arrow, to the one word that stops her from hurling a torrent of abuse at him.
Synonyms
outburst, stream, volley, outpouring, hail, onslaught, avalanche, flow, barrage, battery, tide, spate, effusion, inundation

Origin

late 16th century: from French, from Italian torrente, from Latin torrent- 'boiling, roaring', from torrere 'parch, scorch'.

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