tornado

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See also: Tornado and tornádo

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: tô(r)-nā'dō, IPA(key): /tɔː(ɹ)ˈneɪ.dəʊ/

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tronada (thunderstorm), from tronar (to thunder), from Latin tonare (to thunder), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tene- (to thunder). The 'o' and 'r' were reversed in English (metathesis) under influence of Spanish tornar (to twist, to turn), from Latin tornare (to turn).

Noun[edit]

tornado (plural tornados or tornadoes)

A tornado in Oklahoma
  1. (meteorology) A violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud.
    • 2013 March 1, Frank Fish, George Lauder, “Not Just Going with the Flow”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 114: 
      An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex. The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.
    A tornado is a rotating column of air, pendant from a cumulonimbus cloud, and nearly always observable as a funnel cloud or tuba. Its vortex, meters in diameter, rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere, with wind speeds of 160 to more than 480 kilometres per hour.

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  • tornado watch, tornado warning (A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for producing a tornado. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted in the area or has been detected on radar.)
  • tornado shelter

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tornado.

Noun[edit]

tornado c (singular definite tornadoen, plural indefinite tornadoer)

  1. tornado

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tornado f, m (plural tornado's, diminutive tornadootje n)

  1. tornado

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /torˈnado/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧na‧do

Noun[edit]

tornado (accusative singular tornadon, plural tornadoj, accusative plural tornadojn)

  1. (meteorology) tornado

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tornado

  1. tornado

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tornado m (invariable)

  1. tornado

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tornado m (feminine singular tornada, masculine plural tornados, feminine plural tornadas, infinitive tornar)

  1. Masculine singular past participle of tornar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tornado.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tǒrnaːdo/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧na‧do

Noun[edit]

tòrnādo m (Cyrillic spelling то̀рна̄до)

  1. tornado

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References[edit]

  • tornado” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tornado m (plural tornados)

  1. tornado

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Verb[edit]

tornado m (feminine tornada, masculine plural tornados, feminine plural tornadas)

  1. past participle of tornar