cyclonic cyclonic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He had always been willing to lend his cyclonic energy to civic affairs.
  2. The New York Giants, with a cyclonic explosion of 20 hits, 14 of which came in the 5th and 8th innings: a ballgame with the Phillies in Philadelphia: 14 to 4.
  3. Meteorologists were surprised to learn from Tiros I that great, swirling cyclonic systems thousands of miles apart are sometimes connected by filaments of cloud.

News

  • Here Comes Flossie

    | UPDATE 4 p.m. MDT, 7/29/2013: I was mistaken in my first update below. I should not have been looking at water vapor. Here's an animation of GOES satellite images in the visual end of the spectrum. The center of Tropical Storm Flossie's circulation is clearly seen tracking north of the Big Island and headed toward Maui. (Look for the cyclonic pattern in the clouds.) But the Big Island may ...
    on July 29, 2013     Source: Discover

Quotes

  1. "Here's what Fox has done, through their cyclonic perpetual emotional machine that is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: They have taken reasonable concerns about this president and this economy and turned it into full-fledged panic attack about the...
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Jon Stewart Source: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

  2. "A large number of tigers and crocodiles have entered into India's side of the Sundarbans after being flushed out by Cyclonic Sidr that ravaged Bangladesh in November last year," Debasis Chakraborty, wildlife crusader and People for Animals...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Chakraborty Source: Economic Times

  3. "It was cyclonic out there today," Connolly said. "It was a blizzard. Gale-force winds. You couldn't stand up on the field. We couldn't even pass the ball, so we went for 25 minutes and called it off."
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: John Connolly Source: The Australian

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