At this very moment, I am adding the word ”torrential”(adjective) in my vocabulary list(also it sounds awesome and smart to say this-just from a non-native perspective hehe)however, Goggle exemplifies its usage in a sentence that says:
Come to think of it:
- torrential=a rapid and copius in quantity(also heavy)
- downpour=a heavy rain
”A torrential downpour” will mean ”a heavy heavy rain” am I right that it now becomes redundant/incorrect?
Using those definitions it does sound redundant, but it adds colour to the phrase.
It was a downpour
It was a torrential downpour
Makes me think of rain where you are soaked to the skin through your waterproof coat before you make the garden gate.