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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shi-noo k, -nook, chi-]
    • /ʃɪˈnʊk, -ˈnuk, tʃɪ-/
    • /ʧɪˈnʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shi-noo k, -nook, chi-]
    • /ʃɪˈnʊk, -ˈnuk, tʃɪ-/

Definitions of chinook word

  • noun chinook a warm dry southwesterly wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains 3
  • noun chinook a warm moist wind blowing onto the Washington and Oregon coasts from the sea 3
  • noun chinook a Native American people of the Pacific coast near the Columbia River 3
  • noun chinook the language of this people, probably forming a separate branch of the Penutian phylum 3
  • noun chinook a member of a North American Indian people of the Columbia River valley and adjacent regions 3
  • noun chinook either of two languages spoken by this people, Lower Chinook, now extinct, and Upper Chinook, still spoken in Oregon and Washington 3

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chinook popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for chinook

noun chinook

  • windstorm — a storm with heavy wind but little or no precipitation.
  • tornado — a localized, violently destructive windstorm occurring over land, especially in the Middle West, and characterized by a long, funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground and made visible by condensation and debris. Compare waterspout (def 3).
  • hurricane — a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec). Compare tropical cyclone, typhoon.
  • squall — the act or sound of squalling: The baby's squall was heard next door.
  • cyclone — A cyclone is a violent tropical storm in which the air goes round and round.

Antonyms for chinook

noun chinook

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

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