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avalanchenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæv·əˌlæntʃ/
a ​largeamount of ​ice, ​snow, ​dirt, or ​rockfallingsuddenly and ​quickly down the ​side of a ​mountain fig. An avalanche is also the ​suddenarrival of too many things: We ​received an avalanche of ​complaints.
(Definition of avalanche from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







(Definition of avalanche from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “avalanche”
in Korean 눈사태…
in Arabic جُرف ثَلجي, انْهيار جَليدي…
in Malaysian runtuhan…
in French avalanche…
in Russian лавина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到來的一大批…
in Italian valanga…
in Turkish çığ…
in Polish lawina…
in Spanish avalancha…
in Vietnamese tuyết lở…
in Portuguese avalanche…
in Thai หิมะถล่ม…
in German die Lawine…
in Catalan allau…
in Japanese なだれ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到来的一大批…
in Indonesian salju longsor…
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