noun, plural si·roc·cos.
Origin of sirocco
Examples from the Web for sirocco
An invalid quickly loses appetite, courage, and even physical capacity to walk any distance, when the sirocco prevails.The Story of Malta|Maturin M. Ballou
These winds have been given special names (mistral, sirocco, bora, &c.).
I remember well coming upon it one evening, breathless with sirocco, when all the world was gray and silver.A Little Pilgrimage in Italy|Olave M. (Olave Muriel) Potter
The sirocco was gently blowing, the air was heavy, she was tired, she looked a little pale.Roderick Hudson|Henry James
The sirocco of sorrow had fanned its hot breath over my soul; but, no grateful spring shower had cooled it through prayer.She and I, Volume 2|John Conroy Hutcheson
British Dictionary definitions for sirocco
noun plural -cos
Word Origin for sirocco
Word Origin and History 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).