Definition of tramontana in English:

tramontana

Syllabification: tra·mon·ta·na
Pronunciation: /ˌträmənˈtänə
 
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noun

  • A cold north wind blowing in Italy or the adjoining regions of the Adriatic and Mediterranean.
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    • The tramontana winds around the Pyrenees could easily blow the light aircraft off course, especially during the scattered storms last Friday.
    • Thus the tramontana blows most frequent in winter, but may occur from mid-September through April.
    • In the earliest charts, north is indicated by a spearhead above the letter T (for tramontana).

Origin

Italian, 'north wind, North Star' (see tramontane).

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