cascade
[ kas-keyd ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid-17th century; French from Italian cascata, from cascare "to fall", based on Latin casus
Synonyms
    1.
  • flood deluge
    2.
  • avalanche deluge outpouring torrent waterfall
Antonyms
    1.
  • dribble trickle
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. anything that resembles a waterfall, especially in seeming to flow or fall in abundance
2. a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface
Examples
1. A) 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.
2. A) 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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