torrential

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/təˈrɛnʃəl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/tɔˈrɛnʃəl, tə-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tô renshəl, tō-, tə-)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tor•ren•tial  (tô renshəl, tō-, tə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. pertaining to or having the nature of a torrent.
  2. resembling a torrent in rapidity or violence.
  3. falling in torrents:torrential rains.
  4. produced by the action of a torrent.
  5. violent, vehement, or impassioned.
  6. overwhelming;
    extraordinarily copious.
tor•ren tial•ly, adv. 
  • torrent + -ial 1840–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
torrential /tɒˈrɛnʃəl tə-/ adj
  1. of or relating to a torrent
  2. pouring or flowing fast, violently, or heavily: torrential rain
  3. abundant, overwhelming, or irrepressible: torrential abuse
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tor•rent /ˈtɔrənt, ˈtɑr-/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a quick-flowing, violent stream of water.
  2. a rushing, violent stream of anything:a torrent of abuse.
  3. a violent downpour of rain.
tor•ren•tial /tɔˈrɛnʃəl, tə-/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tor•rent  (tôrənt, tor-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
  2. a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything:a torrent of lava.
  3. a violent downpour of rain.
  4. a violent, tumultuous, or overwhelming flow:a torrent of abuse.

adj. 
  1. torrential.
  • Latin torrent- (stem of torrēns) seething, literally, burning, present participle of torrēre to burn, parch; see torrid, -ent
  • 1595–1605
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged outburst, deluge, flood, spate.

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