noun, plural si·roc·cos.
Origin of sirocco
Related Words for siroccosandstorm, devil, duster, harmattan, khamsin, samiel, shaitan, simoom, sirocco
Examples from the Web for sirocco
Historical Examples of sirocco
For the hand he held was shaking like some slender-stalked lily in the clutch of the sirocco.Within the Law
Tramontana and sirocco alternate, and each is more unendurable than the other.Italy, the Magic Land
Kalliope, faithful even amid the torment of the sirocco, followed her.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
He shivered; then a sirocco of fire followed the void of the wind.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The deep melancholy poured into him by sirocco caused him to do so now.The Call of the Blood
Robert Smythe Hichens
noun plural -cos
Word Origin for sirocco
"hot wind blowing from the Libyan deserts," 1610s, from Italian sirocco, from vulgar Arabic shoruq "the east wind," from Arabic sharqi "eastern, east wind," from sharq "east," from sharaqa "to rise" (in reference to the sun).