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English

Etymology

French cascade, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] cascata, from cascare to fall

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cascade

Plural
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  1. A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
    Now murm'ring soft, now roaring in cascade. -Cawper
  2. (figuratively) A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.
    The rise in serotonin levels sets off a cascade of chemical events — Richard M. Restak, The Secret Life of the Brain, Joseph Henry Press, 2001
  3. A series of electrical (or other types of) components, the output of any one being connected to the input of the next; See also daisy chain

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to cascade

Third person singular
cascad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to cascade (third-person singular simple present cascad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
  2. To occur as a causal sequence.
  3. (archaic) (slang) To vomit.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

cascade f. (plural cascades)

  1. Cascade (waterfall)
  2. Cascade (series of event)
  3. A stunt performed for cinematic imitation or entertainment.

Verb

cascade

  1. First- and third-person singular indicative present of cascader.
  2. First- and third-person singular subjunctive present of cascader.
  3. Ordinary second-person singular imperative present of cascader.

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