V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) a waterfall or anything that flows or falls like one; (v.) to flow quickly, like a waterfall

Synonyms: (n.) waterfall, chute, downpour, plunge, (v.) flow, pour, drop, gush

Antonyms: stagnate, be idle, be still

Tips: Cascade is derived from the Italian cascata, "waterfall." As a noun, cascade means "waterfall" and as a verb, cascade refers to the flowing of water or something else. Cascade is often used as a more descriptive and sophisticated way of describing anything that flows figuratively, like a waterfall.

Usage Examples:

The building was decorated with cascading streamers that flowed from the top to the bottom of the building. (flowing) verb

She had a beautiful cascade of blonde hair that flowed down her back. (waterfall, plunge) noun

When the fireworks exploded, a cascade of sparks dropped from the sky. (downpour, chute) noun

When he hit the jackpot on the slot machine, hundreds of coins cascaded from the machine. (flowed, poured) verb

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