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squall 1  (skwôl)
n.
A loud, harsh cry.
intr.v. squalled, squall·ing, squalls
To scream or cry loudly and harshly.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skvala, to squeal.]

squaller n.

squall 2  (skwôl)
n.
1. A brief sudden violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.
2. Informal A brief commotion.
intr.v. squalled, squall·ing, squalls
To blow strongly for a brief period.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

squall (skwɔːl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a sudden strong wind or brief turbulent storm
2. any sudden commotion or show of temper
vb
3. (Physical Geography) (intr) to blow in a squall
[C18: perhaps a special use of squall²]
ˈsquallish adj ˈsqually adj
squall (skwɔːl)
vb
1. (intr) to cry noisily; yell
n
2. a shrill or noisy yell or howl
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic skvala to shout; see squeal]
ˈsqualler n
squall1 (skwɔl)

n.
1. a sudden, violent wind, often accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet.
2. a sudden disturbance or commotion.
v.i.
3. to blow as a squall.
[1690–1700; perhaps identical with squall2]
squall′ish, adj.
squall2 (skwɔl)

v.i.
1. to cry or scream loudly.
n.
2. the act or sound of squalling.
[1625–35; perhaps < Old Norse skvala shriek, cry]
squall′er, n.

squall  (skwôl)
A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow. A squall is said to occur if a wind having a sustained speed of 40 km (25 mi) per hour lasts at least 1 minute and then decreases rapidly. See also squall line.

squall - A violent wind that comes in suddenly, but does not last long, and is often accompanied by rain or snow.
See also related terms for suddenly.

squall
Past participle: squalled
Gerund: squalling

Imperative
squall
squall
Present
I squall
you squall
he/she/it squalls
we squall
you squall
they squall
Preterite
I squalled
you squalled
he/she/it squalled
we squalled
you squalled
they squalled
Present Continuous
I am squalling
you are squalling
he/she/it is squalling
we are squalling
you are squalling
they are squalling
Present Perfect
I have squalled
you have squalled
he/she/it has squalled
we have squalled
you have squalled
they have squalled
Past Continuous
I was squalling
you were squalling
he/she/it was squalling
we were squalling
you were squalling
they were squalling
Past Perfect
I had squalled
you had squalled
he/she/it had squalled
we had squalled
you had squalled
they had squalled
Future
I will squall
you will squall
he/she/it will squall
we will squall
you will squall
they will squall
Future Perfect
I will have squalled
you will have squalled
he/she/it will have squalled
we will have squalled
you will have squalled
they will have squalled
Future Continuous
I will be squalling
you will be squalling
he/she/it will be squalling
we will be squalling
you will be squalling
they will be squalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squalling
you have been squalling
he/she/it has been squalling
we have been squalling
you have been squalling
they have been squalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squalling
you will have been squalling
he/she/it will have been squalling
we will have been squalling
you will have been squalling
they will have been squalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squalling
you had been squalling
he/she/it had been squalling
we had been squalling
you had been squalling
they had been squalling
Conditional
I would squall
you would squall
he/she/it would squall
we would squall
you would squall
they would squall
Past Conditional
I would have squalled
you would have squalled
he/she/it would have squalled
we would have squalled
you would have squalled
they would have squalled
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.squall - sudden violent windssquall - sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
line squall - a squall advancing along a front that forms a definite line
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Verb1.squall - make high-pitched, whiney noises
ululate, wail, yaup, yawl, howl, roar - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
2.squall - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
hollo - cry hollo
hurrah - shout `hurrah!'
halloo - shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
whoop - shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm; "The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"
pipe, shriek, shrill, pipe up - utter a shrill cry
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
ululate, wail, yaup, yawl, howl, roar - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
skreigh, squawk, screak, screech, skreak - utter a harsh abrupt scream
3.squall - blow in a squall; "When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails"
blow - be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"

squall
noun
storm, gale, flurry, blow, rush, blast, breeze, puff, gust The boat was hit by a squall north of the island.
verb
wail, cry, howl, bawl, weep, yowl There was an infant squalling at the back of the church.
Translations
squall1 [skwɔːl] N
1. (= wind) → ráfaga f; (= rain) → chubasco m
2. (fig) → tempestad f
there are squalls aheadel futuro se anuncia no muy tranquilo

squall2 [skwɔːl]
A. N (= cry) → chillido m, grito m, berrido m
B. VIchillar, gritar, berrear

squall [ˈskwɔːl]
nrafale f, bourrasque f
vi (= wail) [child] → brailler

squall
n
(= storm)Bö(e) f; (fig)Gewitter nt, → Sturm m; there are squalls ahead (fig)wir gehen stürmischen Zeiten entgegen
(= cry)Schrei m
vischreien

squall [skwɔːl]
1. n (Met) → bufera, burrasca
2. vi (baby) → strillare, urlare

squall (skwoːl) noun
a sudden violent wind, eg bringing rain. The ship was struck by a squall.


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A sort of tempest arose on the 3rd of November, the squall knocking the vessel about with fury, and the waves running high.
Just before she rounded the point she was swallowed up in a terrific squall that far out-blew the first.
When they yield to a squall in a gaunt and naked submission, their tallness is brought best home even to the mind of a seaman.
 
 
 
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