Translation of "wave" - English-Turkish dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /weɪv/

B1 a line of higher water that moves across the surface of the sea or a lake

I could hear the waves crashing against the rocks.

a group of people or things that arrive or happen together or in a short period of time

(insan) dalga
There has been a wave of kidnappings in the region.
Another wave of refugees is arriving at the border.
a wave of hatred/enthusiasm/sadness, etc

when you suddenly feel an emotion

nefret/coşku/üzüntü vb. dalgası
She felt a sudden wave of sadness.

when you raise your hand and move it from side to side in order to attract someone's attention or say goodbye

el sallama
She gave a little wave as the train left.

B2 a piece of sound, light, or other energy that travels up and down in a curved pattern

(ses, ışık, enerji) dalga/dalgası
a radio wave
→ See also new wave , tidal wave

(Translation of “wave noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)