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Noun: monsoon  món'soon or 'món,soon
  1. A seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
  2. Rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
  3. Any wind that changes direction with the seasons

Derived forms: monsoons

Type of: air current, current of air, rain, rainfall, rainy season, wind

Encyclopedia: Monsoon