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Monsoon

\Mun-Soon\
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Noun. June 23, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

The great big weather pattern - that brings the main rainy season of the year which ends the hot summer. Usually starts around early June in Southern India and gradually moves upwards to blanket all India is a few weeks. Breaks the hot summer weather. There are two monsoons every year in some coastal areas and Sri Lanka.

Word may have Persian/Arabic roots?

Usage

- By next month monsoons will arrive and everyone will be in a good mood.

- Every monsoon, people of Mumbai learn to swim

Added 2011-07-28 by Impolitika

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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