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smog

Syllabification: smog
Pronunciation: /smäɡ
 
, smôɡ
 
/

Definition of smog in English:

noun

Fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants.
Example sentences
  • If there is a quantity of smoke or other airborne pollutant particles present, it is known as smog.
  • Lavanya cannot believe our clear atmosphere after London smog and fog, the huge horizon and the sunsets.
  • The clouds of smog and smoke did block out a good bit of the sun, meaning it shouldn't be too hot for travel.
Synonyms
fog, haze;
fumes, smoke, pollution

Origin

early 20th century: blend of smoke and fog1.

Derivatives

smoggy

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In a week or so,. New York's climate will lurch into summer gear: 95 degrees and up, humid, and smoggy.
  • The whole L.A. Basin was smoggy or hazy today, and my lungs hurt.
  • Observe fire ordinances and don't use your firepit on no-burn days or when it's smoggy or windy.

Words that rhyme with smog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, frog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, prog, slog, snog, sprog, tautog, tog, trog, wog

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