Definition of tramontana in English:

tramontana

noun

  • A cold north wind blowing in Italy or the adjoining regions of the Adriatic and Mediterranean.

    • ‘Thus the tramontana blows most frequent in winter, but may occur from mid-September through April.’
    • ‘In the earliest charts, north is indicated by a spearhead above the letter T (for tramontana).’
    • ‘The tramontana winds around the Pyrenees could easily blow the light aircraft off course, especially during the scattered storms last Friday.’

Origin

Italian, ‘north wind, Pole Star’ (see tramontane).

Pronunciation

tramontana

/ˌtramɒnˈtɑːnə/