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cyclone

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noun cy·clone \ˈsī-ˌklōn\

Simple Definition of cyclone

  • : an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very high winds that turn around an area of low pressure

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cyclone

  1. 1 a :  a storm or system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure, advances at a speed of 20 to 30 miles (about 30 to 50 kilometers) an hour, and often brings heavy rain b :  tornado c :  4low 1b

  2. 2 :  any of various centrifugal devices for separating materials (as solid particles from gases)

cyclonic

play \sī-ˈklä-nik\ adjective

cyclonically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of cyclone

modification of Greek kyklōma wheel, coil, from kykloun to go around, from kyklos circle


First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with cyclone

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Cyclone

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trademark Cy·clone \ˈsī-ˌklōn\

Definition of Cyclone

  1. —used for a chain-link fence




CYCLONE Defined for Kids

cyclone

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noun cy·clone \ˈsī-ˌklōn\

Definition of cyclone for Students

  1. 1 :  a storm or system of winds that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure and that moves forward at a speed of 20 to 30 miles (30 to 50 kilometers) an hour and often brings heavy rain

  2. 2 :  tornado




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