[French ny-ey ar-dahnt] /French nü eɪ arˈdɑ̃t/

noun, plural nuées ardentes
[French ny-ey zar-dahnt] /French nü eɪ zarˈdɑ̃t/ (Show IPA). Geology.
(in a volcanic eruption) a swiftly flowing, dense cloud of hot gases, ashes, and lava fragments.
/ˈnyeɪ ɑːˈdɑ̃t/
a rapidly moving turbulent incandescent cloud of gas, ash, and rock fragments flowing close to the ground after violent ejection from a volcano See also ignimbrite
nuée ardente
(n-ā’ ār-däɴt’)
Plural nuées ardentes (n-āz’ ār-däɴt’)
A fast moving gaseous cloud of hot ashes and other material thrown out from an erupting volcano. Nuées ardentes are often incandescent.


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