Definitions for: Squall

[n] sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
[v] utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
[v] make high-pitched, whiney noises
[v] blow in a squall; "When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails"

Webster (1913) Definition: Squall, n. [Cf. Sw. sqval an impetuous running of
water, sqvalregn a violent shower of rain, sqala to stream,
to gush.]
A sudden violent gust of wind often attended with rain or

The gray skirts of a lifting squall. --Tennyson.

Black squall, a squall attended with dark, heavy clouds.

Thick squall, a black squall accompanied by rain, hail,
sleet, or snow. --Totten.

White squall, a squall which comes unexpectedly, without
being marked in its approach by the clouds. --Totten.

Squall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squalled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Squalling.] [Icel. skvala. Cf. Squeal.]
To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman
frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant

Squall, n.
A loud scream; a harsh cry.

There oft are heard the notes of infant woe, - The
short, thick sob, loud scream, and shriller squall.

Synonyms: call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, waul, wawl, yell

See Also: blow, call out, cry out, emit, exclaim, halloo, howl, hurrah, let loose, let out, line squall, outcry, pipe, pipe up, roar, screak, screech, shriek, shrill, skreak, skreigh, squawk, ululate, utter, wail, whoop, wind, yawl

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