• (America) IPA: /ˈsaɪ.kloʊn/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsaɪ.kləʊn/

cyclone (plural cyclones)

  1. (broad sense) A weather phenomenon consisting of a system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure
  2. (narrow sense) Such weather phenomenon occurring in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean
  3. A low pressure system.
  4. (informal) The more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils.
  5. A strong wind.
  6. A cyclone separator; the cylindrical vortex tube within such a separator
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