cascade
[ kas-keyd ]
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Part of Speechnoun, nounOrigin + Etymology
mid-17th century; French; from Italian cascata, from cascare "to fall", based on Latin casus
Synonyms
noun
flood deluge
noun
avalanche deluge outpouring torrent waterfall
Antonyms
noun
dribble trickle
noun
unavailable
Definition
nounanything that resembles a waterfall, especially in seeming to flow or fall in abundance
nouna waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface
Examples
nounA) The guests were showered with a cascade of rose petals as they entered the banquet. B) Leaking the database will result in a cascade of consequences, which we can't fully predict.
nounA) The cascade was so awe-inspiring that the tourists stopped to take pictures of it. B) She listened to the roar of the cascade as its water gushed over the cliff.
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