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Definition of “avalanche” - Learner’s Dictionary

avalanche

noun [C]     /ˈævəlɑːnʃ/
a large amount of snow that falls down the side of a mountainSnow and iceCold
an avalanche of sth
a sudden, large amount of something, usually more than you can deal with: an avalanche of mailLarge in number or quantity
Translations of “avalanche”
in Arabic جُرف ثَلجي, انْهيار جَليدي…
in Korean 눈사태…
in Malaysian runtuhan…
in French avalanche…
in Turkish çığ…
in Italian valanga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到來的一大批…
in Russian лавина…
in Polish lawina…
in Vietnamese tuyết lở…
in Spanish avalancha…
in Portuguese avalanche…
in Thai หิมะถล่ม…
in German die Lawine…
in Catalan allau…
in Japanese なだれ…
in Indonesian salju longsor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到来的一大批…
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