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"tornado" in British English

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tornadonoun [C]

uk   /tɔːˈneɪ.dəʊ/  us   /tɔːrˈneɪ.doʊ/ (plural tornadoes or tornados) (US informal also twister)
B2 a ​strong, ​dangerouswind that ​forms itself into an upside-down ​spinningcone and is ​able to ​destroybuildings as it ​movesacross the ​ground
(Definition of tornado from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tornadonoun [C]

 us   /tɔrˈneɪ·doʊ/ (plural tornadoes or tornados) (infml twister)
a ​dangerousstorm which is a ​spinningcone of ​wind that ​destroys anything in ​itspath as it moves ​across the ​ground
(Definition of tornado from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tornado”
in Korean 토네이도…
in Arabic إعْصار…
in Malaysian puting beliung…
in French tornade…
in Russian смерч…
in Chinese (Traditional) 龍捲風, 旋風…
in Italian tromba d’aria, tornado…
in Turkish hortum, kasırga, siklon…
in Polish tornado, trąba powietrzna…
in Spanish tornado…
in Vietnamese bão táp…
in Portuguese tornado…
in Thai พายุทอร์นาโด…
in German der Tornado…
in Catalan tornado…
in Japanese 竜巻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 龙卷风, 旋风…
in Indonesian angin puyuh…
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