sirocco


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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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Some of the effects are very daring, approaching even to the boldest flights of the rococo, the sirocco, and the Byzantine schools--yet the master's hand never falters--it moves on, calm, majestic, confident--and, with that art which conceals art, it finally casts over the TOUT ENSEMBLE, by mysterious methods of its own, a subtle something which refines, subdues, etherealizes the arid components and endures them with the deep charm and gracious witchery of poesy.
These changes in the Heav'ns, though slow, produc'd Like change on Sea and Land, sideral blast, Vapour, and Mist, and Exhalation hot, Corrupt and Pestilent: Now from the North Of NORUMBEGA, and the SAMOED shoar Bursting thir brazen Dungeon, armd with ice And snow and haile and stormie gust and flaw, BOREAS and CAECIAS and ARGESTES loud And THRASCIAS rend the Woods and Seas upturn; With adverse blast up-turns them from the South NOTUS and AFER black with thundrous Clouds From SERRALIONA; thwart of these as fierce Forth rush the LEVANT and the PONENT VVindes EURUS and ZEPHIR with thir lateral noise, SIROCCO, and LIBECCHIO.
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