Landslide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlændslaɪd|  American pronunciation of the word landslide
Brit.  |ˈlan(d)slʌɪd|  British pronunciation of the word landslide

noun

- an overwhelming electoral victory

Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide

- a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff (syn: landslip)

Examples

The earthquake triggered a landslide.

They were buried under the landslide.

The presidential election turned out to be one of the biggest landslides in history.

She won the election by a landslide.

The SNP candidate won by a landslide.

Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide

Her conjecture that the election would be a landslide proved to be true.

The landslide earthed up the pool where the animals usually drank.

The polls were predicting that Labour would win a landslide victory.

the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote

Word forms

noun
singular: landslide
plural: landslides
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