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Meaning of “monsoon” in the English Dictionary

"monsoon" in British English

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monsoonnoun [C]

uk   /mɒnˈsuːn/  us   /mɑːn-/
the ​season of ​heavyrain during the ​summer in ​hotAsiancountries: The ​failure of the monsoon would ​destroyharvests on which a ​billionpeople rely.
(Definition of monsoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"monsoon" in American English

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monsoonnoun [C]

 us   /mɑnˈsun/
the ​season of ​heavyrain, the ​wind that ​bringsrain, or the ​heavyrain that ​falls during the ​summer in ​hotAsiancountries
(Definition of monsoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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