Calamity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈlæməti|  American pronunciation of the word calamity
Brit.  |kəˈlamɪti|  British pronunciation of the word calamity

noun

- an event resulting in great loss and misfortune(syn: cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy)

the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity

Examples

He predicted calamity for the economy.

It will be a calamity for farmers if the crops failed again.

the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity

happily unconscious of the new calamity at home

Word forms

noun
singular: calamity
plural: calamities
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