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1A column of air moving rapidly around and around in a cylindrical or funnel shape.
tornado, hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, tropical storm, tropical cyclone, vortexView synonyms
- ‘They can cause dust devils and whirlwinds, though these are nothing when compared to the immense dust storms that can occur.’
- ‘Heading up to the top of the mountain for the afternoons finals the athletes were pummeled by high winds and dusty whirlwinds.’
- ‘Arid, dusty Jijiga is built on a vast plain where even the smallest breeze creates wind devils - whirlwinds of dust that rise high into the sky.’
- ‘For a desert people winds, rain, thunder, lightening, hurricanes, thunderbolts, whirlwinds, and other meteorological phenomena held tremendous fascination.’
- ‘During certain weather conditions, the constant stream of air over hilly areas would produce small, electrically charged whirlwinds.’
- ‘A tornado or whirlwind was spotted in north Pembrokeshire last week by a local tornado enthusiast.’
- ‘A hot dry wind stirred up small whirlwinds of dust and sand, forcing her to squint.’
- ‘He explained whirlwinds were formed in storm clouds.’
- ‘The two aircraft encountered terrific up and down drafts, along with whirlwinds, frequently driving the planes to within 25-ft of the ground.’
- ‘A tree was knocked over, roof tiles pulled away and some outbuilding's roofs even torn off when strong, sudden whirlwinds descended on the village on Monday morning.’
- 1.1 Used in similes and metaphors to describe a very energetic or tumultuous person or process.‘a whirlwind of activity’[as modifier] ‘a whirlwind romance’
rapid, lightning, overnight, instant, headlong, impulsive, breakneck, whistle-stop, fast-track, accelerated, meteoric, sudden, swift, fast, quick, speedyquickiebedlam, madhouse, mayhem, maelstrom, babel, chaos, pandemonium, uproar, turmoil, turbulence, swirl, tumult, hurly-burly, commotion, disorder, jumble, disarray, confusion, seething mass, welterView synonyms
- ‘He would love to take a whirlwind ballpark tour, going to different stadiums all over the country.’
- ‘Drinnen will savour the routine after a whirlwind two months.’
- ‘I went to get water and other supplies at a whirlwind trip to the grocery store.’
- ‘He then bought her a Ferrari and, after a whirlwind five-month romance, he jetted her off to Las Vegas to marry in a secret ceremony.’
- ‘Barry's daughter, Sinead, becomes a traffic warden and has a whirlwind romance with a man Barry hates.’
- ‘Diane and Derek had a whirlwind courtship of two years and the question of the day was, where exactly did the happy couple meet?’
- ‘After a whirlwind week, the new City boss admitted his first match in charge was looming large…’
- ‘It was such a idyllic setting, she could imagine herself having a whirlwind romance of sorts in Scotland.’
- ‘What should we make of the latest whirlwind of diplomatic activity?’
- ‘A lovestruck South African and a Rochdale bachelor have married after a whirlwind romance over the internet.’
- ‘Bradford's Lord Mayor is celebrating the city's diversity by embarking on a whirlwind series of cultural diary dates.’
- ‘We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Ohio to attend Joe's brother's wedding.’
- ‘Erianne always set his senses on heightened alarm, even now when she was an emotional whirlwind.’
- ‘It was a whirlwind romance little approved of by her family.’
- ‘Theirs had been a real whirlwind romance - six weeks from their first meeting to their marriage.’
- ‘In a brief whirlwind of activity the foundations were laid for the best railway anywhere in the world.’
- ‘He's a grinning, bearded, furiously energetic human whirlwind, known to everyone as Poppa.’
- ‘The couple enjoyed a whirlwind romance after meeting each other in a Los Angeles hotel lobby in February.’
- ‘He met the wonderful Rosie and, after a whirlwind romance, they married.’
- ‘The whirlwind tour of Walt Disney World began in Disney's MGM Studios.’
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