Synonyms of tornado
whirlwindDictionary • The tornado tossed homes around like litter.
whirlwind • They scattered like leaves in a whirlwind.
storm • the violent storms which whipped America's East Coast
hurricane • People have been killed in the hurricane's destructive path.
gale • forecasts of fierce gales over the next few days
cyclone • The death toll from the cyclone has now risen to one-hundred-and-forty.
typhoon • She had to endure being in a typhoon for 67 hours.
tempest (literary) • torrential rain and howling tempest
squall • The boat was hit by a squall north of the island.
twister (US, informal)
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cycloneA cyclone is a violent tropical storm in which the air goes round and round.
• The death toll from the cyclone has now risen to one-hundred-and-forty.
galeA gale is a very strong wind.
• forecasts of fierce gales over the next few days
hurricaneA hurricane is an extremely violent wind or storm.
• People have been killed in the hurricane's destructive path.
Thesaurus for tornado from the Collins English Thesaurus
a violent storm with winds whirling around a small area of extremely low pressure, usually characterized by a dark funnel-shaped cloud causing damage along its path