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Etymology

Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ (tsunami), seismic sea wave)), literally "harbour wave".

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tso͞o-nä'mi, so͞o-nä'mi, IPA: /tsuːˈnɑːmi/, /suːˈnɑːmi/, SAMPA: /tsu:nA:mi/, /su:nA:mi/
    Rhymes: -ɑːmi

Noun

Singular
tsunami

Plural
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  1. A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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Czech

Noun

tsunami n.

  1. tsunami

Dutch

Etymology

From Japanese 津波/津浪 (つなみ, tsunami), “harbour wave”.

Pronunciation

Noun

tsunami m. (plural tsunami's, diminutive tsunamietje)

  1. tsunami

French

Etymology

From Japanese 津波/津浪 (つなみ, tsunami), “harbour wave”.

Pronunciation

Noun

tsunami m. (plural tsunamis or tsunami)

  1. tsunami

Japanese

Noun

tsunami (hiragana つなみ)

  1. 津波: tsunami, tidal wave

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