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Definition of “tornado” - Learner’s Dictionary

tornado

noun [C]     /tɔːˈneɪdəʊ/ ( plural tornados, tornadoes) ( also US twister)
B2 an extremely strong and dangerous wind that blows in a circle and destroys buildings as it moves alongWind and windsStormy weatherStormy weatherWind and winds
Translations of “tornado”
in Arabic إعْصار…
in Korean 토네이도…
in Malaysian puting beliung…
in French tornade…
in Turkish hortum, kasırga, siklon…
in Italian tromba d’aria, tornado…
in Chinese (Traditional) 龍捲風, 旋風…
in Russian смерч…
in Polish tornado, trąba powietrzna…
in Vietnamese bão táp…
in Spanish tornado…
in Portuguese tornado…
in Thai พายุทอร์นาโด…
in German der Tornado…
in Catalan tornado…
in Japanese 竜巻…
in Indonesian angin puyuh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 龙卷风, 旋风…
(Definition of tornado from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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