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mon·soon

 (mŏn-so͞on′)
n.
1. A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.
2. A wind from the southwest or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer.
3. A similar seasonal wind, as in the southwest United States, that brings increased rainfall.
4. The rain that comes with any of these winds or wind systems.

[Obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim, season, from wasama, to mark; see wsm in Semitic roots.]

mon·soon′al adj.
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monsoon

(mɒnˈsuːn)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a seasonal wind of S Asia that blows from the southwest in summer, bringing heavy rains, and from the northeast in winter
2. (Physical Geography) the rainy season when the SW monsoon blows, from about April to October
3. (Physical Geography) any wind that changes direction with the seasons
[C16: from obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim season]
monˈsoonal adj
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mon•soon

(mɒnˈsun)

n.
1. the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and S Asia, blowing from the SW in summer and from the NE in winter.
2. (in India and nearby lands) the season during which the SW monsoon blows, commonly marked by heavy rains; rainy season.
[1575–85; < Dutch monssoen (now obsolete) < Portuguese monção, earlier moução < Arabic mawsim season]
mon•soon′al, adj.
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mon·soon

(mŏn-so͞on′)
1. A system of winds that influences the climate of a large area and that reverses direction with the seasons. Monsoons are caused primarily by the seasonal changes in temperature over large areas of land and water.
2. In southern Asia, a wind that blows from the southwest in summer and usually brings heavy rains.
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monsoon

A regular wind that reverses direction with the changing of the seasons.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asiamonsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
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"
2.monsoon - rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
rainy season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
3.monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
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"
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Translations
أمطار مَوْسِمِيَّهرِيحٌ مُوسِمِيَةٌريح مَوْسِمِيَّه
monzunobdobí dešťů
monsunregntid
monsuunimonsuuni-ilmastomonsuunisademonsuunituulisadekausi
monsun
monszun
monsúntímimonsúnvindur
モンスーン
우기
lietingas metų laikasmusonas
lietus periodsmusons
monzún
monsun
ฤดูมรสุม
musonmuson mevsim yağmurlarımuson rüzgarı
gió mùa

monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn]
A. Nmonzón m
B. CPD the monsoon rains NPLlas lluvias monzónicas
monsoon season Népoca f monzónica, estación f de los monzones
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monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn]
n
(= downpour) → pluie f torrentielle
the monsoon (= season) → la mousson
the end of the monsoon → la fin de la mousson monsoons
npl
the monsoons → la mousson
modif [rain] → de mousson; [season] → de la mousson monsoon rainsmonsoon rains nplpluies fpl de mousson
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monsoon

nMonsun m; the monsoon rainsder Monsunregen; the monsoons, the monsoon seasondie Monsunzeit
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monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn] nmonsone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

monsoon

(monˈsuːn) noun
1. a wind that blows in Southern Asia, from the south-west in summer, from the northeast in winter.
2. the rainy season caused by the southwest monsoon.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

monsoon

رِيحٌ مُوسِمِيَةٌ monzun monsun Monsun μουσώνας monzón monsuuni mousson monsun monsone モンスーン 우기 moesson monsun monsun monção муссон monsun ฤดูมรสุม muson gió mùa 季风
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That effort requires huge manpower but it has become something of an art form for us and helps protect cricket from some of the monsoonal downpours we have to contend with.
The rapid decline of groundwater in Lahore, for example, is often attributed among other reasons, to the drying of the Ravi that together with monsoonal rains, was once the principal source of its groundwater recharging.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a slow-moving monsoonal trough was sitting above Queensland, with some areas expected to receive more than a year's worth of rain before conditions ease.
"Normally a monsoonal burst might last a few days, but this one's been going on over a week now and is set to continue for a few more days as well," he said.