Part of speech: noun

A wind that blows steadily along the Asiatic coast of the Pacific.

Part of speech: noun

A trade wind.

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Usage examples "monsoon":

  1. For a while he was in the smooth water, in the shelter of the northern cape, but ahead he could see the monsoon tearing the liquid surface into white shreds.
  2. 10 Dr. Rein was the first clearly to apprehend and state the influence of the northeast monsoon on the climate of Japan. - "Japan", David Murray.
  3. There the favorable resemblance ends; for, in the region through which we were passing, this monsoon is overcast, usually gloomy, and excessively damp. - "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.