foehn foehn


  • (n) a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps


  1. The foehn is a warm, dry wind that tumbles, sometimes with landslide suddenness, down the northern slopes of the Bavarian Alps.
  2. In Munich, as in Los Angeles, most residents are convinced that the foehn causes general lassitude, irrational behavior, suicides and an increase in crime.
  3. Italy suffers each year from the effects of the sirocco, France from the mistral, the Alpine regions from the foehn.
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