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ghibli Line breaks: ghibli
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪbli/

Definition of ghibli in English:


[mass noun]
A hot, dry southerly wind of North Africa.
Example sentences
  • Spring and summer can bring the hot, dusty sirocco wind from the Sahara to Malta, Italy and Greece, while France sometimes gets the strong mistral, and the ghibli blows across from north-west Africa towards Spain.
  • Fierce winds - the khamsin and the ghibli - threw dust into men's faces, obscuring the battlefield.


Early 19th century: from Arabic qiblī 'southern'.

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