Tsunami Definition

tso͝o-nämē
tsunamis
noun
A huge sea wave caused by a great disturbance under an ocean, as a strong earthquake or volcanic eruption.
Webster's New World
Advertisement

Other Word Forms of Tsunami

Noun

Singular:
tsunami
Plural:
tsunamis

Origin of Tsunami

  • Japanese tsu harbor nami wave (so called because tsunamis generally pass unnoticed on the open sea, causing a slight swell, but rise to cause damage in the shallow waters of harbors)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to tsunami using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

tsunami