What is another word for tornado?

Pronunciation: [tɔːnˈe͡ɪdə͡ʊ] (IPA)

The word "tornado" is often used to describe a violent, spinning windstorm that can cause extensive damage and destruction. However, there are other words that can be used to describe this phenomenon, including twister, cyclone, funnel cloud, and whirlwind. Each of these words emphasizes a different aspect of the storm, with "twister" suggesting the twisting motion of the wind, "cyclone" emphasizing the circular shape of the storm, "funnel cloud" focusing on the funnel-shaped appearance of the storm, and "whirlwind" highlighting the swirling motion. In any case, these synonyms are useful for adding variety to one's language and for conveying the destructive power of these natural disasters.

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What are the hypernyms for Tornado?

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What are the hyponyms for Tornado?

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Usage examples for Tornado

In those two years our gun-power has been multiplied enormously-by vast numbers of heavy guns and monstrous howitzers, and great quantities of field-guns-so that at daybreak this morning, before our men rose from their trenches to go forward in assault, the enemy's country up there was upheaved by a wild tornado of shell-fire, and the contours of the land were changed, and the sky opened and poured down shrieking steel, and the earth was torn and let forth flame.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
A third came, but before its explosion could be heard, all the noise there had been, all these separate sounds of guns and high explosives and shrapnel were swept up into the tornado of artillery which now began.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
Thousands of British soldiers were rocked like that before they scrambled up and went forward to the German lines-forward beneath that tornado of shells which crashed over the enemy's ground with a wild prolonged tumult just as day broke, with crimson feathers unfolding in the eastern sky, and flights of airmen following other flights above our heroes.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Tornado

  • Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk.
    Spencer Bachus
  • My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!
    Edie Brickell
  • The biggest challenge has been simulating a tornado with wind machines and dirt and debris. Right when you walk on the set, you feel the energy of a tornado. But the hardest thing is trying to get dialogue out in all of that.
    Mark-Paul Gosselaar
  • Something inhuman has come to Tarker's Mills, as unseen as the full moon riding the night sky high above. It is the Werewolf, and there is no more reason for its coming now than there would be for the arrival of cancer, or a psychotic with murder on his mind, or a killer tornado. Its time is now, its place is here, in this little Maine town where baked bean church suppers are a weekly event, where small boys and girls still bring apples to their teachers, where the Nature Outings of the Senior Citizen's Club are religiously reported in the weekly paper. Next week there will be news of a darker variety. Outside, its tracks begin to fill up with snow, and the shriek of the wind seems savage with pleasure. There is nothing of God or Light in that heartless sound—it is all black winter and dark ice. The cycle of the Werewolf has begun.
    Stephen King
  • The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.
    Fred Hoyle

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