The word “gales” has 1 syllable: gales.

It's pronounced as /ɡeɪlz/.

What is synonym and antonym for gales?

In the thesaurus, “gales” has 14 synonyms.

Here are synonyms for gales along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for gales

  • bursts
  • cyclone
  • eruptions
  • explosions
  • flashes
  • gusts
  • hurricane
  • monsoon
  • outbursts
  • squall
  • storms
  • tornado
  • wind
  • windstorm

Meanings of gales

  • noun
    1. A very strong wind, more than a breeze, less than a storm; number 7 through to 9 winds on the 12-step Beaufort scale.
    2. An outburst, especially of laughter.
    3. A light breeze.
    4. A song or story.
    5. A periodic payment, such as is made of a rent or annuity.

Example Sentences

  • The old lighthouse stood tall against the howling gales.
  • The sails billowed in the strong offshore gales during the regatta.
  • Autumn brought fierce gales that scattered leaves across the neighborhood.
  • The weather forecast predicted high winds and possible gales along the coast.
  • We secured the tent tightly to withstand the upcoming mountain gales.

On this page you'll find 14 synonyms or another words to gales, such as: bursts, cyclone, eruptions, explosions, flashes, gusts, hurricane.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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