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English noun: squall

1. squall (phenomenon) sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation


Broader (hypernym)air current, current of air, wind


Narrower (hyponym)line squall


English verb: squall

1. squall (communication) make high-pitched, whiney noises


Synonymswaul, wawl


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl

2. squall (communication) utter a sudden loud cry


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


Synonymscall, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, yell


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)halloo, hollo, howl, hurrah, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, wail, whoop, yaup, yawl


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

3. squall (weather) blow in a squall


SamplesWhen it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)blow









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