The definition of a monsoon is a seasonal, intense wind that blows from the southwest from April to October and from the northeast at other time of the year in parts of Asia, creating heavy rainstorms.(noun)
An example of a monsoon is a storm that causes heavy flooding and extreme wind damage.
See monsoon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MDu monssoen < Port monção < Ar mausim, a time, a season
See monsoon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Obsolete Dutch monssoen
Origin: , from Portuguese monção
Origin: , from Arabic mawsim, season
Origin: , from wasama, to mark; see wsm in Semitic roots.
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