Definition of dust storm in English:

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dust storm

Pronunciation: /ˈdəs(t) ˌstôrm/


A strong, turbulent wind that carries clouds of fine dust, soil, and sand over a large area.
Example sentences
  • The Chinook crashed in a dust storm 80 miles southwest of the capital city of Kabul.
  • The city witnessed an unprecedented dust storm and gusty winds, followed by torrential rain, on Monday evening, throwing life out of gear.
  • The drought claimed another victim on Wednesday - thousands of tonnes of topsoil, picked up by strong westerly winds and turned into a dust storm that covered a large part of NSW and southern Queensland.

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Syllabification: dust storm

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