Maelstrom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmeɪlstrɑːm|  American pronunciation of the word maelstrom
Brit.  |ˈmeɪlstrəm|  British pronunciation of the word maelstrom

noun

- a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides) (syn: vortex, whirlpool)

Examples

She was caught in a maelstrom of emotions.

The ship was drawn into the maelstrom.

A spinning maelstrom of rain swept around the mountain.

Word forms

noun
singular: maelstrom
plural: maelstroms
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