Definition for SQUALL

SQUALL, v.i. [Sw. sqväla; Dan. squaldrer, to prate. These words are probably of one family; but squall, like squeal, is probably from the root of Sax. gyllan, to creak, or Heb. קול, D. gillen, to yell; or is formed from wail.]

To cry out; to scream or cry violently; as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant squalled. – Arbuthnot. Pope.

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