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tramontana

[trah-muh n-tah-nuh, -tan-uh; Italian trah-mawn-tah-nah]
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noun, plural tra·mon·ta·nas, Italian tra·mon·ta·ne [trah-mawn-tah-ne] /ˌtrɑ mɔnˈtɑ nɛ/.
  1. a cold wind from the north or northeast that blows in the western Mediterranean.
  2. any north wind issuing from a mountainous region.
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Origin of tramontana

1605–15; < Italian, noun use of feminine of tramontano tramontane
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  • Tramontana and sirocco alternate, and each is more unendurable than the other.

    Italy, the Magic Land

    Lilian Whiting

  • This is slenderer and smaller than the l-qrgha of those countries (Tramontana).

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • The wind freshened; the tramontana, that piercing wind from the Alps, was beginning to blow.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

  • The tramontana blew steadily from the north, whistling monotonously in the ears.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

  • Humyn and those come with him from that side (Tramontana), who had never seen one before, were much entertained.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan