1. [syn: squally, squalling]
2. characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain;
- Example: "a grey squally morning"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squally \Squall"y\ (-[y^]), a.
1. Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and
violent gusts of wind; gusty; as, squally weather.
2. (Agric.) Interrupted by unproductive spots; -- said of a
field of turnips or grain. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
3. (Weaving) Not equally good throughout; not uniform;
uneven; faulty; -- said of cloth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by short periods of noisy commotion; "a
home life that has been extraordinarily squally" [syn:
2: characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain; "a
grey squally morning"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "squally":
aeolian, airish, airy, blasty, blowy, blustering, blusterous,
blustery, boreal, breezy, brisk, castellatus, cirrose, cirrous,
cloud-flecked, clouded, cloudy, cumuliform, cumulous, dark, dirty,
drafty, favonian, flawy, fresh, gloomy, gusty, heavy, lenticularis,
mammatus, nebulous, nimbose, nubilous, overcast, overclouded,
puffy, stormy, stratiform, stratous, thunderheaded, windy