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waterfallnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɔː.tə.fɔːl/  us   /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ.fɑːl/
B1 water, ​especially from a ​river or ​stream, ​dropping from a ​higher to a ​lowerpoint, sometimes from a ​greatheight

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

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waterfallnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɔ·t̬ərˌfɔl, ˈwɑt̬·ər-/
water from a ​river or ​streamfalling over an ​edge of ​rock to a much ​lowerlevel
(Definition of waterfall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “waterfall”
in Arabic شَلاّل…
in Korean 폭포…
in Portuguese cascata, cachoeira, catarata…
in Catalan salt d’aigua, cascada…
in Japanese 滝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瀑布…
in Turkish şelale…
in Russian водопад…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瀑布…
in Italian cascata…
in Polish wodospad…
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