- to cry or scream loudly and violently: The hungry baby began to squall.
- to utter in a screaming tone.
- the act or sound of squalling: The baby's squall was heard next door.
Origin of squall2
Examples from the Web for squaller
A squall on the sea is a stress of weather, and a squaller on land is a songstress.The New Pun Book
Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey
- a sudden strong wind or brief turbulent storm
- any sudden commotion or show of temper
- (intr) to blow in a squall
- (intr) to cry noisily; yell
- a shrill or noisy yell or howl
Word Origin and History for squaller
"sudden, violent gust of wind," 1719, originally nautical, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skval "sudden rush of water," Swedish skvala "to gush, pour down"), probably ultimately a derivative of squall (v.).
"cry out loudly," 1630s, probably from Old Norse skvala "to cry out," of imitative origin (cf. squeal). Related: Squalled; squalling.
- A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow. A squall is said to occur if a wind having a sustained speed of 40 km (25 mi) per hour lasts at least 1 minute and then decreases rapidly. See also squall line.