Meaning of “cyclone” in the English Dictionary


"cyclone" in English

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cyclonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪ.kləʊn/ us /ˈsaɪ.kloʊn/

Examples from literature

  • Her words hurtled like flying missiles in a cyclone. 
  • It is as if the storm-clouds within are moving like a whirling cyclone. 
  • The cyclone's driving swirl, the storm-tossed seas. 
  • The storm raged, and the cyclone overwhelmed the land. 
  • There are storms of wind and rain called cyclones. 

(Definition of “cyclone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cyclone" in American English

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cyclonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɪ·kloʊn/

a violent and often destructive storm in which the wind moves very fast in a circular direction

(Definition of “cyclone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)