bo·​ra ˈbȯr-ə How to pronounce bora (audio)
: a violent cold northerly wind of the Adriatic

Examples of bora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deals at both retailers have all three color options on offer, including that lovely bora purple color that really pops. Antonio G. Di Benedetto, The Verge, 17 July 2023 Horvath says many people will hang prosciutto in their attics, open windows on both sides and leave them to dry very efficiently in the bora. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 24 Apr. 2022 Strong bora winds that sometimes buffet Trieste with gusts of up to 160 kilometers per hour also help power the Barcolana, one of the world's largest sailing regattas, which attracts more than 2,000 boats of all sizes every October. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 18 Jan. 2023 Back in April of 2018, the Front Range of northern Colorado experienced a significant bora windstorm. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 24 Apr. 2022 The cloudy weather has the flora feeling stingy, so the dominant smell is salt air, borne on the Adriatic bora wind. Adam Erace, Travel + Leisure, 4 Sep. 2021 Boras, though, generally does not push it in arbitration— Ken Rosenthal,, 15 May 2017

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Word History


Italian, from Italian dialect (Trieste), from Latin boreas

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bora was in 1831

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“Bora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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