noun, plural tor·na·does, tor·na·dos.
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Origin of tornado
OTHER WORDS FROM tornadotor·nad·ic [tawr-nad-ik, -ney-dik], /tɔrˈnæd ɪk, -ˈneɪ dɪk/, adjectivetor·na·do·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tornado
A tornado hit Welch and Rawlings’ studio earlier this year and almost destroyed their archives, inspiring them to release the music as soon as they could.
So I back-burnered tornadoes for decades and nearly forgot about them.
I decided to book the Mayhem 1 tour with Extreme Chase Tours, one of some 20 stormchasing outfits in the country, which promises a 90 percent chance of seeing a tornado over the course of six days.
Imagine a straight length of hose, representing the length of a straight vortex like a tornado.An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence|David H. Freedman|September 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Each day of additional warning gives emergency managers that much more time to prepare for incoming heat waves, cold snaps, tornadoes or other wild weather.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
At the time, sirens were not yet standard in tornado country.
About 9:30 p.m. on Palm Sunday in 1965, a tornado struck Toledo, Ohio.
The classic film that opens with a tornado sweeping through a Kansas farm made its debut 75 years ago in 1939.
Fallin has received high marks for her leadership after a tornado devastated the town of Moore.The Democrats’ Great Plains Firewall: Can Joe Dorman Take the Oklahoma Statehouse?|David Freedlander|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the town of Moore was no longer known just for the tornado that devastated it a year ago.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading|Michael Daly|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A fearsome thunderstorm or howling tornado of dust might reveal her fickleness of mood at any moment.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
A tremendous tornado passed over the city of Natchez, very destructive to life and property.
A destructive tornado swept over a portion of Lapeer county, Michigan.
She was timid during any thunder shower and this was worse than a shower which threatened—a tornado seemed imminent.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
He fell upon Mrs. Buttershaw, a slatternly and sour-visaged woman, and hurled at her a tornado of questions.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for tornado
noun plural -does or -dos
Derived forms of tornadotornadic (tɔːˈnædɪk), adjectivetornado-like, adjective
Word Origin for tornado
Scientific definitions for tornado
Cultural definitions for tornado
In meteorology, a storm in which high-speed winds move in a funnel-shaped pattern.