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si·roc·co

(sə-rŏk′ō) also sci·roc·co (shə-, sə-)
n. pl. si·roc·cos also sci·roc·cos
1. A hot humid south or southeast wind of southern Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean islands, originating in the Sahara Desert as a dry dusty wind but becoming moist as it passes over the Mediterranean.
2. A hot or warm southerly wind, especially one moving toward a low barometric pressure center.

[Italian scirocco, from Arabic šarq, east; see śrq in Semitic roots.]

sirocco

(sɪˈrɒkəʊ) or

siroc

n, pl siroccos or sirocs
1. (Physical Geography) a hot oppressive and often dusty wind usually occurring in spring, beginning in N Africa and reaching S Europe
2. (Physical Geography) any hot southerly wind, esp one moving to a low pressure centre
[C17: from Italian, from Arabic sharq east wind]

si•roc•co

(səˈrɒk oʊ)

n., pl. -cos.
1. a hot, dry, dust-laden wind blowing from N Africa and affecting parts of S Europe.
2. a warm, sultry south or southeast wind accompanied by rain, occurring in the same regions.
3. any hot, oppressive wind, esp. one in the warm sector of a cyclone.
[1610–20; < Italian, variant of scirocco < Arabic sharq east]

sirocco

1. a hot, dry, dust-laden wind that blows on the northern Mediterranean coast from Africa.
2. a sultry southeast wind in the same regions.
3. a hot, oppressive wind of cyclonic origin, as in Kansas.
See also: Wind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sirocco - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sandsirocco - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
Translations
sirokkó

sirocco

[sɪˈrɒkəʊ] Nsiroco m

sirocco

[sɪˈrɒkəʊ] nsirocco m

sirocco

nSchirokko m

sirocco

[sɪrɒkəʊ] nscirocco
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