squallier; squalliest
: marked by squalls
: gusty

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, 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, 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, 16 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of squally was in 1719

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“Squally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squally. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


squallier; squalliest
: marked by squalls : gusty, stormy
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