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1. earthquake

noun. ['ˈɝːθˌkweɪk'] shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.

Synonyms

  • quake
  • microseism
  • temblor
  • seism
  • geological phenomenon
  • seismic disturbance
  • earth tremor
  • seaquake
  • tremor
  • shock

Antonyms

  • order
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • ertheqwake (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Earthquake

  • backache
  • beefsteak
  • bellyache
  • bonebrake
  • cheesecake
  • cupcake
  • daybreak
  • freshbake
  • fruitcake
  • handshake
  • headache
  • heartache
  • heartbreak
  • homestake
  • hotcake
  • hoylake
  • intake
  • interlake
  • longbrake
  • mandrake

Example sentences of the word earthquake


1. Noun, singular or mass
In real life, this collision point would be the fault line for an actual earthquake.

Quotes containing the word earthquake


1. It's snowing still,"said Eeyore gloomily."So it is.""And freezing.""Is it?""Yes,"said Eeyore. "However,"he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately.
- A.A. Milne

2. Hey, Mr. Nakata. Gramps. Fire! Flood! Earthquake! Revolution! Godzilla's on the loose! Get up!
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

3. I fell in love with you in a hurry, like you were going somewhere fast - which you did. You came and went like an earthquake, like some sort of eclipse. I've spent hours, days, months, years missing you. But then something strange happened, and now I can't remember why I ever loved you at all. You didn't deserve it. I should have loved me more.
- Christina Hart

2. earthquake

noun. ['ˈɝːθˌkweɪk'] a disturbance that is extremely disruptive.

Synonyms

  • kerfuffle
  • hoo-hah
  • hurly burly
  • to-do
  • commotion
  • flutter
  • disruption
  • disturbance

Etymology

  • ertheqwake (Middle English (1100-1500))
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