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wa·ter·fall / ˈwôtərˌfôl; ˈwä-/ • n. a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline.

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waterfall Point in the course of a river at which the water drops perpendicularly. The site of a waterfall usually indicates an outcrop of rock that is particularly resistant to erosion.