Definition of “avalanche” - English Dictionary

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“avalanche” in British English

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avalanchenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæv.əl.ɑːnʃ/ us /ˈæv.əl.æntʃ/

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

“avalanche” in American English

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avalanchenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæv·əˌlæntʃ/

a large amount of ice, snow, dirt, or rock falling suddenly and quickly down the side of a mountain

fig. An avalanche is also the sudden arrival of too many things:

We received an avalanche of complaints.

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