heat wave

or heat·wave

[heet-weyv]
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noun
  1. an air mass of high temperature covering an extended area and moving relatively slowly.
  2. a period of abnormally hot and usually humid weather.

Origin of heat wave

First recorded in 1875–80
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heat wave

noun
  1. a continuous spell of abnormally hot weather
  2. (not in technical use) an extensive slow-moving air mass at a relatively high temperature
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