Apocalypse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɑːkəlɪps|  American pronunciation of the word apocalypse
Brit.  |əˈpɒkəlɪps|  British pronunciation of the word apocalypse

noun

- a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
- the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle (syn: revelation)

Examples

His book tells of an environmental apocalypse.

...the fear that the next global pandemic could be an apocalypse of biblical proportions...

The new apocalypse of Nature unrolled to him.

A lot of investors now fear a stock market apocalypse.

...I promise: making one mistake will not bring about the apocalypse....

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