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Origin of monsoon
Examples from the Web for monsoon
Monsoon rains sparked widespread flooding that submerged the camp in water.
The monsoon season that year saw six tiger attacks, despite the normal rarity of such incidents in that season.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom|Nina Strochlic|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By Sunday, the shifting winds of a monsoon storm drove the flames toward the town.Inside the Yarnell, Arizona, Fire: How It Happened, and the Questions Still Unanswered|Christine Pelisek, Terry Greene Sterling|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Bangkok metro continued to operate even as a foot of water lapped at the entrances during the 2011 monsoon.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway|Josh Dzieza|November 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When a monsoon approached, waiters dropped plastic drapes to keep the deck from flooding, the aide said.Eric Holder's Caribbean Trip an Ill-Advised Junket, Critics Say|Daniel Stone, John Solomon|November 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
These vessels make only one voyage in the year, and always move with the monsoon.
Falstaff is alone in the literature of the world; but if ever there came a later Falstaff, Monsoon was the man.
The "change of the monsoon," in September and October, is often marked by violent hurricanes.
The latter ceases with dramatic abruptness with the first fall of monsoon rain.A Bird Calendar for Northern India|Douglas Dewar
It was the beginning of the monsoon, and we went bowling down towards Port Darwin, a crowd of Malay proas in our wake.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Word Origin for monsoon
1580s, "trade wind of the Indian Ocean," from Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monçao, from Arabic mawsim "time of year, appropriate season" (for a voyage, pilgrimage, etc.), from wasama "he marked." When it blows from the southwest (April through October) it brings heavy rain, hence "heavy episode of rainfall during the rainy season" (1747).
A wind system that affects large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.