Nouns denoting natural events

dip
a brief immersion
 
skunk
a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
 
salvo
an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
 
tapping
the sound of light blow or knock
 
annular eclipse
only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
 
opening night
the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
 
flapping
the motion made by flapping up and down
 
banging
a continuing very loud noise
 
Christianization
conversion to Christianity
 
World Cup
a soccer tournament held every four years between national soccer teams to determine a world champion
 
shrilling
a continuing shrill noise
 
renascence
a second or new birth
 
knell
the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
 
just deserts
an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved and fitting
 
whispering
a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
 
whitecap
a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
 
screaming
a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
 
resultant
something that results
 
travelling wave
a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
 
preliminary
a minor match preceding the main event
 
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