mistral

noun
mis·​tral | \ ˈmi-strəl How to pronounce mistral (audio) , mi-ˈsträl How to pronounce mistral (audio) \

Definition of mistral

: a strong cold dry northerly wind of southern France

Examples of mistral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is a sign of which way the mistral is blowing. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The mistral might blow the teeth out of your mouth. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mistral

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mistral

French, from Occitan, from mistral masterful, from Late Latin magistralis of a teacher — more at magistral

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“Mistral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistral. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Mistral biographical name (1)

Mis·​tral | \ mi-ˈsträl How to pronounce Mistral (audio) , -ˈstral \

Definition of Mistral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Frédéric 1830–1914 Provençal poet

Mistral

biographical name (2)

Definition of Mistral (Entry 2 of 2)

Gabriela 1889–1957 originally Lucila Godoy Alcayaga Chilean poet and educator

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