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"typhoon" in British English

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typhoonnoun [C]

uk   us   /taɪˈfuːn/
a ​violentwind that has a ​circularmovement, ​found in the ​WestPacific Ocean: The 169,000-ton ​vessel went down during a typhoon in the ​SouthChina Sea.
(Definition of typhoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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typhoonnoun [C]

 us   /tɑɪˈfun/
a ​type of ​violentstorm with ​strongcircularwinds that ​happens esp. in the Pacific Ocean
(Definition of typhoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “typhoon”
in Korean 태풍…
in Arabic إعصار…
in Malaysian taufan…
in French typhon…
in Russian тайфун…
in Chinese (Traditional) (西太平洋面的)颱風…
in Italian tifone…
in Turkish tayfun…
in Polish tajfun…
in Spanish tifón…
in Vietnamese bão to…
in Portuguese tufão…
in Thai พายุไต้ฝุ่น…
in German der Taifun…
in Catalan tifó…
in Japanese 台風…
in Chinese (Simplified) (西太平洋面的)台风…
in Indonesian topan…
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