Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: torrent
IPA transcription: [t'ɔɹənt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker
    Meaning: a heavy rain
  • Synonyms: torrent, violent_stream
    Meaning: a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
Usage examples
  • A life entangled with Fortune is like a torrent.
  • In a torrent of agitated words she tried to explain the horror of the situation.
  • The yellow torrent of the Rappahannock was now his only sure guide and he stuck to it.
  • Their pulses became stronger, and the blood flowed in a quickened torrent through their veins.
  • The narrow ravine was not only perfectly dry, but manifestly had never been the bed of any mountain torrent.
  • Then there was a torrent of soft talk tossed back and forth; no savage sing-song, but clear musical fluent speech.
  • Down the hill they stopped at the edge of a raging torrent and strained their eyes to see what lay on the other side.
  • There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
  • Sometimes they are sent to make a bridge over Niagara Falls, or to build a dam across a mountain torrent in an hour's time.
  • The Iroquois rushed upon them, mangled their bodies with tomahawks and swords, stripped them, and then flung them into the torrent.