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“hurricane” in English

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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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(Definition of “hurricane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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

(Definition of “hurricane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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