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noun as in something falling, especially water

verb as in fall in a rush

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Example Sentences

Although there certainly is some signal in the probabilities of safe states, in simulations such as these, including them can cause enormous cascades in which a state like Kansas goes blue and so does the rest of America.

From Ozy

So the phytoplankton that can feed a cascade of ocean life don’t bloom here.

Failure to fight the virus and fill the gap in private spending with public dollars will mean less demand in the economy, starting a cascade of more lay-offs and business failures in the classic vicious cycle of recession.

From Quartz

The WNBA is set to begin its season on July 25, while the NBA — the league whose abrupt shutdown set off a cascade of matching shutdowns in other sports — will restart its own season on July 30 at Walt Disney World.

That joint statement led to a cascade of school district closures that eventually led nearly every school in the state to close.

I remember practicing that lick [from the solo “Round Midnight” recording] years ago, learning how to do that cascade effect.

With her cascade of red, twirling hair and pale, fine-boned face.

The cascade of same-sex marriage rulings is now a torrent, each more quotable and image-ready than the last.

Expect aurora borealis   in the long foray but no cascade of light.

Sander and Taylor say that this is exactly what mismatch theory would predict, because preferences cascade.

As the bright glow of a little cascade of sparks pierced the darkness, a voice in our rear called sharply: "Hands up!"

She was a slim, girlish-looking woman, with a cascade of long dark hair falling over her shoulders.

One must work or go, and when a cascade of gravel poured off the cars as the plow moved along he pulled himself together.

To accompany me to the cascade—there to invoke the Siren, and ask if she may be seen.

Accident, not design, had conducted him to the bottom of the cascade.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cascade, such as: avalanche, deluge, outpouring, torrent, waterfall, and cataract.

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