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Definition 1: sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(squall is a kind of ...) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

(... is a kind of squall ) a squall advancing along a front that forms a definite line

Definition 2: utter a sudden loud cry - [verb of communication]

Samples where squall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for squall in the sense of this definition

(squall is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

(... is a kind of squall ) utter a harsh abrupt scream

(... is a kind of squall ) emit long loud cries

"wail in self-pity" "howl with sorrow"

(... is a kind of squall ) utter a shrill cry

(... is a kind of squall ) shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm

"The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table"

(... is a kind of squall ) shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention

(... is a kind of squall ) shout `hurrah!'

(... is a kind of squall ) cry hollo

(squall has a similar meaning as ...) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

"`I won!' he exclaimed" "`Help!' she cried" "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

(squall has a similar meaning as ...) utter in a loud voice or announce

"He called my name" "The auctioneer called the bids"

Definition 3: make high-pitched, whiney noises - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for squall in the sense of this definition

(squall is a kind of ...) emit long loud cries

"wail in self-pity" "howl with sorrow"

Definition 4: blow in a squall - [verb of weather]

Samples where squall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails

(squall is a kind of ...) be blowing or storming

"The wind blew from the West"

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