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noun. ['ɪˈmɝːdʒənsi, ˈiːmɝdʒənsi'] a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action.
Rhymes with Emergency
How do you pronounce emergency?
Pronounce emergency as ˈimərʤənsi.
US - How to pronounce emergency in American English
UK - How to pronounce emergency in British English
Sentences with emergency
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you have an emergency savings account, now is the time to draw from it.
Quotes about emergency
1. My uncle worked in emergency wards dealing with people who came in with terrible injuries. He talked about the sketch shows they would put on to lighten the atmosphere. You often find this sense of grim humor in hospitals. The injuries people are suffering are ghastly. You have to laugh at something or you'd otherwise cry.
- Honeysuckle Weeks
2. We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.
- Wallace Shawn
3. The president of the United States has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive.
- Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation
noun. ['ɪˈmɝːdʒənsi, ˈiːmɝdʒənsi'] a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage.