squall Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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squallnoun [C]

uk   /skwɔːl/  us   /skwɑːl/

squall noun [C] (STRONG WIND)

a ​suddenstrongwind or ​shortstorm: Violent squalls ​signalled the ​approach of the ​hurricane.

squall noun [C] (SHOUT)

a ​loud, ​sharpnoise
squally
adjective uk   /ˈskwɔː.li/  us   /ˈskwɑː-/

squallverb [I]

uk   /skwɔːl/  us   /skwɑːl/
(​especially of a ​baby) to make a ​loud, ​sharpnoise
(Definition of squall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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squallnoun [C]

 us   /skwɔl/
a ​sudden, ​strongwind or ​briefstorm, esp. over ​water: Occasional ​rain squalls ​blowfuriouslyacross the ​sea.
(Definition of squall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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