squall


squall
Synonyms and related words:
altercation, bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, beef, bell, bellow, bickering, black squall, blare, blast, blat, blate, bleat, blizzard, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, blubber, bluster, boom, brawl, bray, breathe, breeze, breeze up, brew, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, caw, chant, cheer, chirp, come up, coo, croak, crow, cry, cry out, cyclone, dirty weather, dispute, drawl, equinoctial, exclaim, falling-out, feud, fight, flute, foul weather, freshen, gale, gasp, gather, give tongue, give voice, groan, growl, grunt, hail, half a gale, halloo, hassle, heavy blow, hiss, holler, hollo, hoot, howl, huff, hurrah, hurricane, ill wind, keen, lilt, line squall, line storm, low, make an outcry, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, moo, mumble, murmur, mutter, neigh, nicker, pant, pipe, pipe up, puff, pule, rage, rainstorm, rallying cry, roar, rough weather, rumble, screak, scream, screech, set in, shout, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snort, snowstorm, sob, squall line, squawk, squeak, squeal, storm, storm wind, stormy weather, stormy winds, strong wind, tempest, tempestuous rage, tempestuous wind, thick squall, thunder, thundersquall, thunderstorm, tirade, tornado, troat, tropical cyclone, trumpet, twang, typhoon, ugly wind, ululate, violent blow, waft, wail, war cry, war whoop, warble, whicker, whiff, whiffle, whine, whinny, whisper, white squall, whole gale, whoop, williwaw, wind-shift line, windstorm, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho, yowl

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Squall — (skw[add]l), n. [Cf. Sw. sqval an impetuous running of water, sqvalregn a violent shower of rain, sqvala to stream, to gush.] A sudden and violent gust of wind often attended with rain or snow. [1913 Webster] The gray skirts of a lifting squall.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squall´er — squall 1 «skwl», noun, verb. –n. 1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often with rain, snow, or hail. Squalls may be accompanied by thunder and lightning. SYNONYM(S): blast. 2. Informal, Figurative. a disturbance or commotion; trouble: »The squall… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squall — Squall, n. A loud scream; a harsh cry. [1913 Webster] There oft are heard the notes of infant woe, The short, thick sob, loud scream, and shriller squall. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squall|y — «SKW lee», adjective, squall|i|er, squall|i|est. 1. having many sudden and violent gusts of wind: »squally weather. 2. blowing in squalls; gu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squall — Squall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squalled} (skw[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squalling}.] [Icel. skvala. Cf. {Squeal}.] To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant squalled. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squall — squall; squall·er; …   English syllables

  • squall — squall1 [skwôl] n. [< Scand, as in Swed sqval, a sudden shower, downpour: for prob. base see SQUALL2] 1. a brief, violent windstorm, usually with rain or snow 2. Informal trouble or disturbance vi. to storm briefly; blow a squall squally adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • squall — index fracas Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • squall — ► NOUN 1) a sudden violent gust of wind or localized storm. 2) a loud cry. ► VERB ▪ (of a baby or small child) cry noisily and continuously. DERIVATIVES squally adjective. ORIGIN probably an alteration of SQUEAL …   English terms dictionary

  • Squall — A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which is usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. [The Weather Channel. [http://www.weather.com/glossary/s.html Weather Glossary: S.] Retrieved… …   Wikipedia

  • squall — squall1 squallish, adj. /skwawl/, n. 1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet. 2. a sudden disturbance or commotion. v.i. 3. to blow as a squall. [1690 1700; perh. special use of SQUALL2] squall2 …   Universalium