Definition of dust devil in English:

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dust devil

Pronunciation: /ˈdəs(t) ˌdevəl/


A small whirlwind or air vortex over land, visible as a column of dust and debris.
Example sentences
  • Since the electrified particles are in motion, and a magnetic field is just the result of moving electric charges, the dust devil generates a magnetic field also.
  • There was a large sighted dust devil and a barn in Maine damaged by a dust devil.
  • A furious gust of wind swirled around them and a dust devil appeared before them.

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Syllabification: dust dev·il

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