Definition of funnel cloud in English:

funnel cloud

Syllabification: fun·nel cloud

noun

  • A rotating funnel-shaped cloud forming the core of a tornado or waterspout.
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    • Forecaster Chris Rees, from PA Weather, said it sounded as though a funnel cloud or a mini tornado had hit the town.
    • The weather we have seen over the last few days is conducive to a tornado, or a funnel cloud as we call them, and we had one near Halton on Monday as well.
    • The funnel cloud associated with most tornadoes results from moisture condensing out of humid air as the vortex accelerates and the air pressure inside drops.

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