Definition of windfall in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwin(d)fôl/


1An apple or other fruit blown down from a tree or bush by the wind.
Example sentences
  • We ate fruit from the trees or windfalls without washing them and ate carrots pulled from the ground (after we'd dusted the dirt off with our none-too-clean hands).
  • We filled the tub with ripe fruit, and tonight it will join our windfalls in an apple and blackberry crumble.
  • Any windfalls make great apple pies and chutneys.
1.1A piece of unexpected good fortune, typically one that involves receiving a large amount of money: [as modifier]: windfall profits
More example sentences
  • In so doing, they will reap windfall profits from a property redevelopment scheme.
  • A struggling cricket club has been given a new lease of life following an unexpected cash windfall.
  • Striding ahead of the rest has landed a Lancaster theatre with a huge cash windfall.
bonanza, jackpot, pennies from heaven, stroke/piece of luck, godsend, manna from heaven

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Syllabification: wind·fall

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