- of or relating to a cyclone.
- describing a direction of rotation that is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Origin of cyclonic
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Examples from the Web for cyclonic
He then calls Fox News a “cyclonic perpetual emotion machine.”Ahead of Debate, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly’s Secret Bromance (VIDEO)
October 5, 2012
Her final roulade had just floated on and beyond, lost now in cyclonic bravas.The Paliser case
Never have we seen a creature so fiery, tempestuous, cyclonic.Wasps
George W. Peckham
All our general storms are cyclonic in their character, that is, rotary and progressive.Locusts and Wild Honey
Its rainfall also is largely planetary rather than cyclonic.Climatic Changes
Cyclonic storms are most numerous and best developed in winter.
Word Origin and History for cyclonic
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