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wave cyclone

[ weyv-sahy-klohn ]
/ ˈweɪv ˈsaɪ kloʊn /
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noun Meteorology.
a cyclone that forms on a front and, in maturing, produces an increasingly sharp, wavelike deformation of the front.
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Also called wave de·pres·sion [weyvdee-presh-uhn] /ˈweɪv diˈprɛʃ ən/ .

Origin of wave cyclone

First recorded in 1935–40
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