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hurricanenoun [C]

uk   /ˈhʌr.ɪ.kən/ /ˈhʌr.ɪ.keɪn/  us   /ˈhɝː.ɪ.keɪn/  /ˈhɝː.ɪ.kən/
a violent wind that has a circular movement, especially in the West Atlantic Ocean: The state of Florida was hit by a hurricane that did serious damage. Hurricane force (= very strong) winds are expected tonight.

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hurricanenoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɜr·əˌkeɪn, ˈhʌr·ə-/
earth science a violent storm with strong circular winds of at least 72 miles (or 118 kilometers) per hour, esp. in the western Atlantic Ocean
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Translations of “hurricane”
in Korean 허리케인…
in Arabic إعْصار…
in Malaysian hurikan…
in French ouragan…
in Russian ураган…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指西大西洋的)颶風…
in Italian uragano…
in Turkish kasırga, hortum, bora…
in Polish huragan…
in Spanish huracán…
in Vietnamese bão…
in Portuguese furacão…
in Thai พายุเฮอริเคน…
in German der Hurrikan…
in Catalan huracà…
in Japanese ハリケーン…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指西大西洋的)飓风…
in Indonesian topan…
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