Meaning of “tsunami” in the English Dictionary

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"tsunami" in British English

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tsunaminoun [ C ]

uk /tsuːˈnɑː.mi/ us /tsuːˈnɑː.mi/

Examples from literature

  • A tsunami followed minutes after this and killed thousands of people. 
  • And then the tsunami came. 
  • It shows that a tsunami is coming. 
  • The tsunami damaged the town. 
  • Tsunami is a Japanese word, but now we all know what it means. 

(Definition of “tsunami” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tsunami" in American English

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tsunaminoun [ C ]

us /sʊˈnɑ·mi, tsʊ-/

a very large and dangerous ocean wave that is caused by an earthquake under the sea

(Definition of “tsunami” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)