polyphloisbic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to the Ancient Greek πολύφλοισβος (polyphloisbos, loud‐roaring).

AdjectiveEdit

polyphloisbic (comparative more polyphloisbic, superlative most polyphloisbic)

  1. (of the sea) noisy, roaring, thundering
    "'Will Hero’s Tower crumble under 15-inch guns? Will the sea be polyphloisbic and wine dark and unvintageable?'" --Rupert Brooke, en route to the Bosporus, as quoted by William Manchester in his Churchill biography, The Last Lion, page 518.
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 11:53