polyphloisbic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to the Ancient Greek πολύφλοισβος ‎(polúphloisbos, 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.
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