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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.]
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Physical Geography) a sudden strong wind or brief turbulent storm
2. any sudden commotion or show of temper
(Physical Geography) (intr) to blow in a squall
[C18: perhaps a special use of squall2]
(intr) to cry noisily; yell
a shrill or noisy yell or howl
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic skvala to shout; see squeal]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
1. to cry or scream loudly.n.
2. the act or sound of squalling.
[1625–35; perhaps < Old Norse skvala shriek, cry]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
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Past participle: squalled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Noun||1.||squall - sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation|
line squall - a squall advancing along a front that forms a definite line
|Verb||1.||squall - make high-pitched, whiney noises|
|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"
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"
|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"
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
squall1 [skwɔːl] N
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= storm) → Bö(e) f; (fig) → Gewitter nt, → Sturm m; there are squalls ahead (fig) → wir gehen stürmischen Zeiten entgegen
(= cry) → Schrei m
vi → schreien
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a sudden violent wind, eg bringing rain. The ship was struck by a squall. rukwind عَصْفَة ريح буря borrasca nápor větru die Böe kastevind μπουρίνι tuulepuhang, pagi بوران puuska bourrasque סוּפַת פֶּתָע तूफानी हवा udar, nalet vjetra szélroham angin kencang hryðja, vindsveipur burrasca スコール 돌풍 škvalas vēja brāzma (ar lietu, sniegu vai krusu) angin kencang vlaagkastevind, uværszkwał borrasca vijelie шквал nápor vetra močan sunek vetra iznenadna oluja kastby, stormby พายุฝนที่เกิดขึ้นอย่างกะทันหัน bora 暴風雨 шквал اچانک زور کی آندھی cơn gió giật 暴风雨
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