\ ˈskwȯ-lē How to pronounce squally (audio) \
squallier; squalliest

Definition of squally

1 : marked by squalls
2 : gusty

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Examples of squally in a Sentence

be careful driving in this squally weather this coastal region often experiences wet, squally weather
Recent Examples on the Web As the squally weather moves through, widespread gusts over 40 mph or even 50 mph are possible. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "P.M. Update: Gusty showers and storms blow through overnight, still mild Tuesday," 23 Oct. 2017 While still far away, storm bands were already starting to reach South Florida, with squally rains and wind blowing over Miami, an ominous sign of the storm’s ferocious power. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Latest track aims Cat 4 Irma at Lower Keys, Florida Gulf coast next," 9 Sep. 2017 Senior staff members know that their safety within the squally West Wing often relies on being physically in the president’s presence. Emily Jane Fox, The Hive, "Is the Trump Circus Destroying Its Own Ringmaster?," 16 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of squally

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Squally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squally. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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