squall

Definitions:

  • A brief sudden violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.
  • A brief commotion.
  • To blow strongly for a brief period.
  • A loud, harsh cry.
  • To scream or cry loudly and harshly.
  • A baby; pet; minx; girl: used vaguely, in endearment or reproach.
  • To cry out; scream or cry violently, as a frightened woman or a child in anger or distress: used in contempt or dislike.
  • To utter in a discordant, screaming tone.
  • A harsh cry; a loud and discordant scream; a sound intermediate in character between a squawk and a squeal.
  • To blow a squall: used chieflyimpersonally: as, <em>itsqualled</em> terribly.
  • A sudden and violent gust of wind, or a succession of such gusts, usually accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet. In a ship's log-book abbreviated <em>q.</em>
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Gale</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="wind">wind</internalXref>.
  • A sudden and violent gust of wind often attended with rain or snow.
  • a squall attended with dark, heavy clouds.
  • a black squall accompanied by rain, hail, sleet, or snow.
  • a squall which comes unexpectedly, without being marked in its approach by the clouds.
  • To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress.
  • A loud scream; a harsh cry.
  • A <xref>squall line</xref>, multicell line, or part of a squall line.
  • A sudden <xref>storm</xref>, as found in a squall line. Often a nautical usage.
  • To <xref>cry</xref> or <xref>wail</xref> loudly.
  • sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
  • make high-pitched, whiney noises
  • blow in a squall
  • utter a sudden loud cry
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