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Saltos de línea: squall
Pronunciación: /skwɔːl

Definición de squall en inglés:


1A sudden violent gust of wind or localized storm, especially one bringing rain, snow, or sleet: low clouds and squalls of driving rain
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Our weather is very mixed today with odd glimpses of sun striking through racing clouds which keep delivering squalls of rain, sleet and hail.
  • But those same winds can bring squalls and ferocious storms at any time of year, and more especially in autumn, winter and early spring.
  • The cyclone announced itself in Mackay late on the 20th with rapidly strengthening winds and heavy rain squalls.
2A loud cry: he emitted a short mournful squall
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What with all the screams and squalls and hectoring vocals still ringing in my ears, I can hardly think, breathe, or see straight, much less string a coherent sentence together.


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(Of a baby or small child) cry noisily and continuously: Sarah was squalling in her crib
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Rose entered the house without making a sound, and walked over to her little brother who was squalling loudly.
  • The infant was lying on a table to the side, squalling.
  • Sam awoke to the sound of ocean waves crashing against the earth and seagulls squalling over head.


mid 17th century: probably an alteration of squeal, influenced by bawl.

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