Cyclone (noun)

  1. A weather system characterized by low pressure and rotating winds which spiral inwards, typically causing damage and strong winds.
  2. A violent and intense disturbance or upheaval, especially a political one.


Late 19th century: from greek kyklos "circle" + -one.


  1. The coastal town was hit by a devastating cyclone.
  2. The cyclone caused widespread destruction and left thousands homeless.
  3. The cyclone season lasts from June to November.
  4. The cyclone warnings were issued for the low-lying areas.
  5. The aftermath of the cyclone was chaotic, with fallen trees and power lines everywhere.
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