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typhoon

ty·phoon

typhoon

 
 
pronunciation:
taI fun
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: a violent tropical hurricane or cyclone that occurs in the western Pacific area and the China Sea.
The typhoon caused damage along China's southern coastline.
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derivation: typhonic (adj.)
Word History
Typhoon is the English form of a Chinese word that means "a great wind."