Definition of sandstorm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌstôrm/


A strong wind carrying clouds of sand with it, especially in a desert.
Example sentences
  • A severe sandstorm driven by strong northerly winds made conditions for the British soldiers in Kuwait truly appalling on the eve of battle.
  • Strong winds blow a sandstorm through the camp when suddenly the sound of large artillery rounds is heard about 300 meters away.
  • The heavy sandstorm and strong winds that engulfed Baghdad on Tuesday ebbed a little in the early morning but resumed by noon, blowing as hard as they had a day earlier.

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Syllabification: sand·storm

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