Proper Pronunciation Guide
[tsu nɑ mi]
- Pronounce the initial consonant cluster /ts/ as one sound. (Normally this cluster occurs at the ends of words, such as “hats” or tests.”)
- Stress the second syllable.
|A tsunami struck Japan in 1864.|
|We hope never to get caught in a tsunami.|
(noun) An ENORMOUS wave in the ocean resulting from an earthquake or undersea volcanic eruption (from the Japanese: “tsu,” meaning harbor, and “nami,” meaning wave).