- Squall is a sudden and violent wind or a storm that brings rain and wind with it.
A rainy, windy storm is an example of a squall.
- a brief, violent windstorm, usually with rain or snow
- Informal trouble or disturbance
Origin: from Scand, as inch(es) Swedish sqval, a sudden shower, downpour: for probably base see squall
Origin: from Old Norse skvala, to cry out, yell: see squeal
- squaller noun
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Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skvala, to squeal.
- squallˈer noun
- A brief sudden violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.
- Informal A brief commotion.
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin.
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