how to pronounce cascade


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cascade is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cascade in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… questions would cascade out of that but …”

meanings of cascade


  1. A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand.
  2. A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
  3. A hairpiece for women consisting of curled locks or a bun attached to a firm base, used to create the illusion of fuller hair.
  4. A series of reactions in which the product of one becomes a reactant in the next.
  5. A series of electrical (or other types of) components, the output of any one being connected to the input of the next; See also daisy chain.
  6. A sequence of absurd short messages posted to a newsgroup by different authors, each one responding to the most recent message and quoting the entire sequence to that point (with ever-increasing indentation).
  7. A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.


  1. A town and settlement in Jamaica.
  2. A city in Iowa.
  3. A town in Western Australia.
  4. A town in Montana.
  5. An administrative district in Seychelles.
  6. A small city, the county seat of Valley County, Idaho, United States.
  7. A town in Wisconsin.


  1. To vomit.
  2. To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
  3. To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall.
  4. To occur as a causal sequence.

cascade frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cascade occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cascade can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cascade can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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