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 snow.

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.



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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 squalled.


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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. Pope.


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