Definition of heat wave in English:

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heat wave

noun

A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: heat wave

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