BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of monsoon
OTHER WORDS FROM monsoonmon·soon·al, adjective
Words nearby monsoon
Example sentences from the Web for monsoon
India’s parliament was operational on a Sunday for the first time ever, because the pandemic delayed and shortened the monsoon session.Why are India’s farmers and politicians opposing the new agriculture reforms?|Manavi Kapur|September 21, 2020|Quartz
In just one example, Robertson and colleagues recently developed detailed subseasonal forecasts of monsoon rains over northern India.
So when the summer monsoon rains arrived nearly 16 days later than usual, farmers were able to delay planting their rice and other crops until closer to the time of the monsoon, Acharya says.
Ethiopian officials have explained that the dam’s gates are not closed, and that the water pool is caused by an inflow of flood after heavy monsoon rains.What Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia must overcome to all benefit from the Grand Renaissance Dam|Addisu Lashitew|July 22, 2020|Quartz
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
British Dictionary definitions for monsoon
Derived forms of monsoonmonsoonal, adjective
Word Origin for monsoon
Scientific definitions for monsoon
Cultural definitions for monsoon
A wind system that affects large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.