a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.
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Origin of tropical storm
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby tropical storm
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Example sentences from the Web for tropical storm
The rain here in Tampa, though not yet at tropical-storm levels, has put a damper on the now delayed convention.
Scientific definitions for tropical storm
A tropical cyclone having sustained surface winds between 39 and 73 mi (63 and 118 km) per hour. See Note at cyclone.
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