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gale

gale

 
pronunciation:
geIl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong wind, esp. one of about thirty to sixty miles per hour.
The tiny sailboat was lost in the gale.
synonyms:
blast, squall, tempest
similar words:
khamsin, mistral, northeaster, simoom, sirocco, turbulence, williwaw, wind, windstorm
definition 2: a loud outburst.
The joke produced gales of laughter in the audience.
synonyms:
explosion, outburst
similar words:
burst, ebullition, eruption, outbreak, peal, roar, tempest, uproar