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Definition of "foehn" [‖Foehn]

  • A warm dry wind coming off the lee slopes of a mountain range, especially off the northern slopes of the Alps. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foehn" in a sentence
  • "The coming of Sinlaku triggered a rare meteorological event known as the foehn phenomenon, wherein warm, dry winds swept through Taiwan's Taitung County, Xinhua said."
  • "Germanytemperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind"
  • "The presence of a strong foehn (catabatic wind) contributes to warming and drying the Tsangpo Valley."