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cascade

cas·cade

cascade

 
pronunciation:
kae skeId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a steep waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
We admired the sparkling water as we looked up toward the top of the cascade.
 
synonyms:
cataract, falls, waterfall
similar words:
flow, rapids, torrent
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cascaded, cascades, cascading
definition: to fall from one level to the next; flow down like a waterfall.
After the storm, water was cascading into the canyon.
synonyms:
fall, flow, plunge, tumble
similar words:
gush, pour, surge
Word Parts
The word cascade contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall