Definition of heatwave in English:

heatwave

Line breaks: heat|wave
Pronunciation: /ˈhiːtweɪv
 
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noun

  • A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather: when a heatwave occurs many people become increasingly bad-tempered
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    • Weather forecasters predict the heatwave will continue in the Bradford district into next week.
    • June is a funny month seeing anything from snow to thunderstorms to heatwaves.
    • Floods, storms, heatwaves and droughts have created headlines in the UK over recent years.

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