turbulent definition, meaning - what is turbulent in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “turbulent”

See all translations

turbulent

adjective uk   /ˈtɜː.bjʊ.lənt/  us   /ˈtɝː.bjə-/

turbulent adjective (SITUATION/TIME)

C2 involving a lot of sudden changes, arguments, or violence: a turbulent marriage This has been a turbulent week for the government.

turbulent adjective (AIR/WATER)

Turbulent air or water moves very strongly and suddenly: The sea was too turbulent for us to be able to take the boat out.
(Definition of turbulent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of turbulent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “turbulent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More