flash flood

flash flood
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flash fluhd]
    • /flæʃ flʌd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flash fluhd]
    • /flæʃ flʌd/

Definitions of flash flood words

  • noun flash flood a sudden and destructive rush of water down a narrow gully or over a sloping surface, caused by heavy rainfall. 1
  • noun flash flood sudden flood of water 1
  • countable noun flash flood A flash flood is a sudden rush of water over dry land, usually caused by a lot of rain. 0
  • noun flash flood a sudden short-lived torrent, usually caused by a heavy storm, esp in desert regions 0
  • noun flash flood a sudden, violent flood, as after a heavy rain 0
  • noun flash flood A sudden, rapid flood, usually of short duration and local impact. 0

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Origin of flash flood

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Flash flood


flash flood popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

flash flood usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flash flood

noun flash flood

  • torrent — a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
  • deluge — A deluge of things is a large number of them which arrive or happen at the same time.
  • freshet — a freshwater stream flowing into the sea.
  • waterflood — (in the petroleum industry) a method of secondary recovery whereby water is pumped into reservoir rock to force out oil that has ceased to flow under its own pressure.

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