Meaning of SQUALL in English

SQUALL

squall 1

— 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 SQUALL 2 ]

squall 2

— squaller , n.

/skwawl/ , v.i.

1. to cry or scream loudly and violently: The hungry baby began to squall.

v.t.

2. to utter in a screaming tone.

n.

3. the act or sound of squalling: The baby's squall was heard next door.

[ 1625-35; perh. skvala shriek, cry; cf. Sw, Norw skvala splash, stream ]

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