[trah-muh n-tah-nuh, -tan-uh; Italian trah-mawn-tah-nah]
- a cold wind from the north or northeast that blows in the western Mediterranean.
- any north wind issuing from a mountainous region.
Origin of tramontana
1605–15; < Italian, noun use of feminine of tramontano tramontane
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Examples from the Web for tramontana
Tramontana and sirocco alternate, and each is more unendurable than the other.Italy, the Magic Land
This is slenderer and smaller than the l-qrgha of those countries (Tramontana).
The wind freshened; the tramontana, that piercing wind from the Alps, was beginning to blow.
The tramontana blew steadily from the north, whistling monotonously in the ears.
Humyn and those come with him from that side (Tramontana), who had never seen one before, were much entertained.