typhoon

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noun ty·phoon \tī-ˈfün\

Definition of typhoon

  1. 1 :  a hurricane occurring especially in the region of the Philippines or the China sea

  2. 2 :  whirlwind 2a a typhoon of activity

Origin and Etymology of typhoon

alteration (influenced by Chin — Guangdong — daaih-fùng, from daaih big + fùng wind) of earlier touffon, from Arabic ṭūfān hurricane, from Greek typhōn violent storm


First Known Use: 1771

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TYPHOON Defined for English Language Learners

typhoon

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noun ty·phoon \tī-ˈfün\

Definition of typhoon for English Language Learners

  • : an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm that occurs especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea


TYPHOON Defined for Kids

typhoon

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noun ty·phoon \tī-ˈfün\

Definition of typhoon for Students

  1. :  a tropical cyclone in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea



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