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squall

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verb \ˈskwȯl\

Definition of squall

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to cry out raucously :  scream

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter in a strident voice

squall·er noun


Origin of squall

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skval useless chatter


First Known Use: circa 1631


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squall

noun

Definition of squall

  1. :  a raucous cry



1709

First Known Use of squall

1709


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squall

noun

Definition of squall

  1. 1 :  a sudden violent wind often with rain or snow

  2. 2 :  a short-lived commotion



Origin of squall

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skval rushing water


First Known Use: 1699

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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squall

intransitive verb

Definition of squall

  1. :  to blow a squall



Circa 1890

First Known Use of squall

circa 1890

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


SQUALL Defined for Kids

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squall

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verb \ˈskwȯl\

Definition of squall

squalledsquall·ing

  1. :  to let out a harsh cry or scream <… Polly began to squall and flap about in his cage … — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>




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squall

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noun

Definition of squall

  1. :  a harsh cry




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squall

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noun

Definition of squall

  1. :  a sudden strong gust of wind often with rain or snow





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