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cascade

cas·cade

cascade

 
 
pronunciation:
kae skeId
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: 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, chute, falls, waterfall
similar words:
flow, rapids, torrent
definition 2: anything that falls or seems to fall like a cascade.
a cascade of ruffles on a dress
similar words:
avalanche, deluge, downpour, fall, flood, flow, plethora, plunge, torrent
definition 3: a series of electrical components arranged so that the output of one serves as the input to the next.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cascaded, cascades, cascading
definition: to fall from one level to the next.
water cascading over the rocks
synonyms:
fall, flow, plunge, rush, tumble
similar words:
gush, pour, stream, surge
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to fall or flow in a cascade.
synonyms:
tumble
similar words:
pour
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