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Definition 1: a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun - [noun denoting event]

(tidal wave is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 2: an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide - [noun denoting event]

(tidal wave is a kind of ...) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"

(tidal wave is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 3: an overwhelming manifestation of some emotion or phenomenon - [noun denoting event]

Samples where tidal wave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tidal wave of nausea
  • the flood of letters hit him with the force of a tidal wave
  • a tidal wave of crime

(tidal wave is a kind of ...) a clear appearance

"a manifestation of great emotion"

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