how to pronounce debacle

dəbɑːkəl

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meanings of debacle

noun:

  1. An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences.
  2. A breaking up of a natural dam, usually made of ice, by a river and the ensuing rush of water.

words that rhyme with debacle

cockle