a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
"a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes"
A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.
Origin: 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ).
A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, generally an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions, landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami. Tsunami waves do not resemble normal sea waves, because their wavelength is far longer. Rather than appearing as a breaking wave, a tsunami may instead initially resemble a rapidly rising tide, and for this reason they are often referred to as tidal waves. Tsunamis generally consist of a series of waves with periods ranging from minutes to hours, arriving in a so-called "wave train". Wave heights of tens of metres can be generated by large events. Although the impact of tsunamis is limited to coastal areas, their destructive power can be enormous and they can affect entire ocean basins; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was among the deadliest natural disasters in human history with over 230,000 people killed in 14 countries bordering the Indian Ocean.
A very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.
a tsunami destroyed my aunt's house
The numerical value of Tsunami in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Tsunami in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Of course I'm worried. I'm hoping there is no tsunami again.
If it weren’t for the tsunami, these people would all have been driven out by now, the tsunami stopped real estate and tourism… but now tourism is making a comeback.
Smartwatches represent a challenge to the Swiss watch industry that is comparable to the appearance of quartz technology. We cannot ignore this tsunami that is coming closer.
This legislation will end the tsunami of false marking lawsuits, according to many experts. It’s a win for all corporations that make products. It’s a win for the American economy.”
If a tsunami happened today, would we be prepared? No, we would not, on an official level there has been, in the past, corruption and cut-price equipment bought that does not meet international standards.
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Translations for Tsunami
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تْسُونَامِي, تسوناميArabic
- tsunamiCatalan, Valencian
- flodbølge, tsunamiDanish
- maremoto, tsunamiSpanish
- آبْلَرْزه, سونامیPersian
- tsunami, hyökyaaltoFinnish
- सूनामी, सुनामीHindi
- cunami, szökőár, szHungarian
- tsunami, maremotoItalian
- 津波, 津浪Japanese
- 地震海溢, 쓰나미, 지진 해일Korean
- त्सुनामी, सुनामीMarathi
- vloedgolf, tsunamiDutch
- flodbølgjeNorwegian Nynorsk
- tó nitéél nitságo atságááNavajo, Navaho
- tsunami, maremotoPortuguese
- cunami, veleval, цунамиSerbo-Croatian
- tsunami, flodvågSwedish
- சுனாமி, ஆழிப்பேரலைTamil
- คลื่นสึนามิ, คลื่นยักษ์, คลื่นสThai
- sóng thầnVietnamese
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