freshet freshet

Definition(s):

  • (n) the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

Usage(s):

  1. With ECs success, the horror freshet became a flood of 150 or more imitators and competitors.
  2. In an ordinary movie, the situation might call for a freshet of tears to guarantee an audience's instant pity.
  3. But Chaplain Hedley was heartened by a freshet of appreciative letters.

News

  • EDITORIALS: Lets get it right this time

    The freshet of interest in serving on the town council has been remarkable. At last count, 25 candidates were collecting signatures for 13 seats. Familiar faces are mingling with absolute beginners.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Barnstable Patriot

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Quotes

  • "One of the most heartening things about America in 1947 is the spring freshet of enthusiasm for native balladry and folklore that is running through the country from coast to coast," Mr. Lomax wrote in The New York Times. "Big, dulcet-voiced...
    on May 1, 2010 By: Alan Lomax Source: New York Times

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