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cascade (noun) one of the several water falls that flow together down a steep mountain; a large quantity of something hanging loosely (as of flowing hair); a large number of things falling quickly.

A cascade is a small waterfall, one of the several, that together fall from a mountain ledge. Cascades fall with great force down steep mountains and their sight fills us with awe and appreciation. A large quantity of something hanging loosely, like the flowing hair on a person's head, falling on their back, cascades down their back. If a large number of things fall down quickly and dangerously, they fall in a cascade. 'As the ship tossed on the stormy seas, barrels of oil cascaded down into the sea.' This means, a large number of barrels of oil rolled down into the sea, as one of the sides of the ship dipped.

  • The students selected a picnic spot that was close to a cascade and enjoyed watching the sight of water tumbling down with great force and noise.
  • In the movie, The Ten Commandments, the effect of the partition of the Red Sea was created by filming in reverse the downward motion of water from a studio cascade.
  • As she loosened her dark brown hair, it was wonderful to watch it fall in a cascade down her back.
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