Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old Norse, 17th century
a loud and rowdy cry
a sudden violent bout of wind that lasts longer than a gust
a brief commotion
Examples of Squall in a sentence
"The peaceful day turned violent when a vicious squall ripped through the clearing."
"The toddler let out a loud squall before leaping into the mud pit."
Squalls that take place in winter can sometimes bring sudden, heavy snow. This is caused by a sudden burst of cold air over a warm surface layer, resulting in a snowstorm that can dump several inches in a short amount of time.
Did you Know?
The word squall comes from a Norse word that means "useless chatter."