Synonyms
Etymology

1. hurricane

noun. ['ˈhɝːəˌkeɪn, ˈhʌrəˌkeɪnz'] a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale).

Synonyms

  • wind scale
  • cyclone

Etymology

  • huracán (Spanish)
  • hurakán (Arawak)

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Words that Rhyme with Hurricane

  • cobain's
  • hurricane's
  • kardashian's
  • messiaen's

How do you pronounce hurricane?

Pronounce hurricane as ˈhərəˌkeɪnz.

US - How to pronounce hurricane in American English

UK - How to pronounce hurricane in British English

How do you spell hurricane? Is it hurricaine ?

A common misspelling of hurricane is hurricaine

Example sentences of the word hurricane


1. Noun, singular or mass
The position of the eye above the hurricane allows air from the atmosphere to sink down inside of it.

Quotes containing the word hurricane


1. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.
- John Green, Looking for Alaska

2. It doesn’t take a hurricane to blow out a birthday candle. Let this be a lesson in love—and cake etiquette.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

3. I could be in the middle of a spiritual hurricane, my soul torn and tormented, but when I see you smile it's blue skies for miles. You give me a tsunami of emotions, and my heart is trying to find peace through crashing waves, but they always end up in a cyclone that never dies.-Jarod Kintz and Karen Quan
- Jarod Kintz, liQUID PROse QUOtes

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