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Meaning of MONSOON

Pronunciation:  mân'soon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a seasonal wind in S Asia; blows from the SW (bringing rain) in summer and from the NE in winter
  2. [n]  any wind that changes direction with the seasons
  3. [n]  season in S Asia when the SW monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains

MONSOON is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: rain, rainfall, rainy season, wind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mon*soon"\, n. [Malay m[=u]sim, fr. Ar. mausim a time,
season: cf. F. monson, mousson, Sr. monzon, Pg. mon[,c][~a]o,
It. monsone.]
A wind blowing part of the year from one direction,
alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; -- a
term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian
Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of
May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from
about the middle of October to the middle of December.

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