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tsu·na·mi

 (tso͞o-nä′mē)
n. pl. tsu·na·mis or tsunami
A very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.

[Japanese : tsu, harbor + nami, wave (so called because tsunamis generally pass unnoticed on the open sea, causing a slight swell, but rise to cause damage in the shallow waters of harbors ).]

tsu·na′mic (-mĭk) adj.

tsunami

(tsʊˈnæmɪ)
n, pl -mis or -mi
1. (Physical Geography) a large, often destructive, sea wave produced by a submarine earthquake, subsidence, or volcanic eruption. Sometimes incorrectly called a tidal wave
2. a sudden increase in or overwhelming number or volume of: the tsunami of Olympic visitors.
[from Japanese, from tsu port + nami wave]

tsu•na•mi

(tsʊˈnɑ mi)

n., pl. -mis.
an enormous sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption.
[1905–10; < Japanese, =tsu harbor + nami wave]
tsu•na′mic (-ˈnɑ mɪk, -ˈnæm ɪk) adj.
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tsunami
Waves created by a powerful underwater disturbance lose speed as they reach shallower water, but they gain height and get closer together.

tsu·na·mi

(tso͞o-nä′mē)
A very large ocean wave that is caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption and often causes extreme destruction when it strikes land. See Note at tidal wave.

tsunami

A high-speed wave set off by an earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption and towering on reaching some coasts; also called seismic sea wave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tsunami - a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption; "a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes"
calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, disaster, cataclysm - an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Translations
цунами
tsunami
tsunami
cunamo
tsunami
tsunamihyökyaalto
cunamitsunami
cunamiszökőár
tsunami
津波津浪
지진해일
cunami
tsunamivloedgolf
tsunami
tsunamiflodvåg
คลื่นสึนามิเกิดจากแผ่นดินไหวใต้ทะเล
цунамі
sóng thần

tsunami

[tsʊˈnɑːmi] ntsunami m

tsunami

n (= tidal wave)Tsunami m

tsunami

تسونامي tsunami tsunami Tsunami τσουνάμι tsunami tsunami tsunami tsunami tsunami 津波 지진해일 tsunami tsunami tsunami tsunami цунами tsunami คลื่นสึนามิเกิดจากแผ่นดินไหวใต้ทะเล tsunami sóng thần 海啸
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Professor Haslett, working alongside Australian colleague Professor Ted Bryant, said the 1892 tsunami resulted from a 5.
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