tropical cyclone


: a cyclone originating in the tropics
specifically : hurricane

Examples of tropical cyclone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the frequency and intensity of hurricanes -- referred to as tropical cyclones internationally -- increase, seabird species' ecosystem and community recovery become strained, researchers warn. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 6 June 2024 One showed Hurricane Gilbert, which used to be the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. Claire Grunewald, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 Western North Carolina’s history is just one example of the inland risks from tropical cyclones. Craig E. Colten, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2024 Though most activity last season remained offshore of the U.S., Atlantic tropical cyclones caused approximately $4 billion in damage. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tropical cyclone 

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tropical cyclone was in 1851

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“Tropical cyclone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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