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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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squall

(verb) Utter a sudden loud cry.

Synonyms: cry, scream, yell, shout, holler, hollo, call

Usage: The new mother breathed a sigh of relief as soon as she heard her newborn squalling.
Ray41
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I, personally would not associate 'ululate' in any way whatsoever with 'squall'.Think
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Squall can also be used to describe a storm at sea.A squall was brewing on the horizon but the captain continued fishing.
thar
Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 7:10:07 AM

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Quote:
squall (n.) "sudden, violent gust of wind," 1719, originally nautical, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skval "sudden rush of water," Swedish skvala "to gush, pour down"), probably ultimately a derivative of squall (v.).

squall (v.) "cry out loudly," 1630s, probably from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse skvala "to cry out," and of imitative origin (cf. squeal (v.)). Related: Squalled; squalling. As a noun from 1709.
curmudgeonine
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It's also a term we hear a lot in connection with snow, here in Canada. Snow squalls are blinding snow storms which can reduce visibility to nil.
Westley Payne
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never heard that word before
kenturner1
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I wonder if there's a connection between squalling winds of a storm and "squall" the harsh screaming or yelling.
Marguerite
Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 10:48:57 PM

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my daughter never squalled when a baby. She was a happy squallless little maid.
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