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Meaning of SQUALL

Pronunciation:  skwol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
  2. [v]  utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
  3. [v]  make high-pitched, whiney noises
  4. [v]  blow in a squall; "When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails"

SQUALL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, waul, wawl, yell
 See Also: blow, call out, cry out, emit, exclaim, halloo, howl, hurrah, let loose, let out, line squall, outcry, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, utter, wail, whoop, wind, yawl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Squall\, n. [Cf. Sw. sqval an impetuous running of
    water, sqvalregn a violent shower of rain, sqala to stream,
    to gush.]
    A sudden violent gust of wind often attended with rain or
          The gray skirts of a lifting squall.     --Tennyson.
    {Black squall}, a squall attended with dark, heavy clouds.
    {Thick squall}, a black squall accompanied by rain, hail,
       sleet, or snow. --Totten.
    {White squall}, a squall which comes unexpectedly, without
       being marked in its approach by the clouds. --Totten.
  2. \Squall\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squalled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Squalling}.] [Icel. skvala. Cf. {Squeal}.]
    To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman
    frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant
  3. \Squall\, n.
    A loud scream; a harsh cry.
          There oft are heard the notes of infant woe, - The
          short, thick sob, loud scream, and shriller squall.