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SQUALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does squall mean? 

SQUALL (noun)
  The noun SQUALL has 1 sense:

1. sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation

  Familiarity information: SQUALL used as a noun is very rare.


SQUALL (verb)
  The verb SQUALL has 3 senses:

1. make high-pitched, whiney noises
2. utter a sudden loud cry
3. blow in a squall

  Familiarity information: SQUALL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SQUALL (noun)


Sense 1squall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("squall" is a kind of...):

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "squall"):

line squall (a squall advancing along a front that forms a definite line)


SQUALL (verb)


Sense 1squall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make high-pitched, whiney noises

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

squall; waul; wawl

Hypernyms (to "squall" is one way to...):

howl; roar; ululate; wail; yaup; yawl (emit long loud cries)

Sentence frames:

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Sense 2squall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter a sudden loud cry

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

yell; shout out; scream; cry; holler; shout; squall; hollo; call

Context examples:

she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle / I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Hypernyms (to "squall" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "squall"):

hollo (cry hollo)

hurrah (shout 'hurrah!')

halloo (shout 'halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention)

whoop (shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm)

pipe; pipe up; shriek; shrill (utter a shrill cry)

howl; roar; ululate; wail; yaup; yawl (emit long loud cries)

screak; screech; skreak; skreigh; squawk (utter a harsh abrupt scream)

Sentence frames:

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Sense 3squall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Blow in a squall

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails

Hypernyms (to "squall" is one way to...):

blow (be blowing or storming)

Sentence frame:

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