[ mez-uh-sahy-klohn, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈsaɪ kloʊn, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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a small cyclone that arises near a thunderstorm and is sometimes associated with the occurrence of tornadoes.
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