Definition of tramontana in English:


Line breaks: tra|mon¦tana
Pronunciation: /ˌtramɒnˈtɑːnə


A cold north wind blowing in Italy or the adjoining regions of the Adriatic and Mediterranean.
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  • The tramontana winds around the Pyrenees could easily blow the light aircraft off course, especially during the scattered storms last Friday.
  • Thus the tramontana blows most frequent in winter, but may occur from mid-September through April.
  • In the earliest charts, north is indicated by a spearhead above the letter T (for tramontana).


Italian, 'north wind, Pole Star' (see tramontane).

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