Share this entry

tempest
American English: /ˈtɛmpəst/
British English: /ˈtɛmpɪst/

Translation of tempest in Spanish:

noun

  • [literary] a tempest in a teapot (American English)
    Example sentences
    • Abruptly following, a hoard of men appeared on the ridge, and with a howl like a raging tempest, chaos erupted.
    • The first thing I noticed as we approached the front door was that outside seemed to be caught up in a violent tempest.
    • Calm seas and easy winds do not test a ship's worthiness, but it is the tempest and the hurricane that show her true metal.

Definition of tempest in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day sarcasmo
    Pronunciation:
    m
    sarcasm …
    Cultural fact of the day

    mezcal

    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.