Complete Definition of "avalanche"

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Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.
  2. A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice.
  3. A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.

Translations
trans-top|large sliding mass of snow and ice
Bosnian: lavina f
Chinese: 雪崩 (xuěbēng)
Dutch: lawine f
Finnish: lumivyöry
French: avalanche f
German: Lawine f
Greek: χιονοστιβάδα f
Hungarian: lavina
Italian: valanga f, slavina f
trans-mid
Japanese: 雪崩 (なだれ, nadare)
Kurdish: aşît f
Polish: lawina f
Russian: лавина (lavína) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: лавина f
:Roman: usov m, lavina f
Slovene: plaz m
Spanish: alud m
Swedish: lavin c
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trans-top|fall of earth, rocks, etc.
Bosnian: lavina f
Chinese: 山崩 (shānbēng)
Dutch: lawine f
Finnish: maanvyöry
Italian: valanga f
trans-mid
Japanese: 山崩れ (やまくずれ, yamakuzure)
Kurdish: aşît f, KUchar|هه‌ره‌س
Russian: лавина (lavína) f, обвал (obvál) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: лавина f
:Roman: usov m, lavina f
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trans-top|sudden descent or influx
Finnish: vyöry
Italian: valanga f
trans-mid
Kurdish: aşît f
Russian: обвал (obvál) m
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