Meaning of SQUALL in English


/ skwɔːl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

a sudden strong and violent wind, often during rain or snow storms

■ verb

[ v ] (usually used in the progressive tenses) ( disapproving ) to cry very loudly and noisily :

squalling kids



mid 17th cent.: probably an alteration of squeal , influenced by bawl .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.