A squall is a powerful, usually brief, burst of wind that usually brings rain or snow with it. When a snow squall blows across the mountain, skiers take a break in the ski lodge.
A squall is a violent, windy storm, often involving driving rain or snow. You can also describe a storm-like commotion as a squall, or the sound a wailing child or baby makes. In this case, you're using onomatopoeia, or a word that sounds like what it describes. Squall was originally a nautical word, used primarily by sailors to talk about weather at sea.
Primary Meanings of squall
utter a sudden loud cry
sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
blow in a squall
v utter a sudden loud cry
utter in a loud voice or announce
call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
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shout `halloo', as when greeting someone or attracting attention
shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
pipe, pipe up, shriek, shrill
utter a shrill cry
howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
emit long loud cries
screak, screech, skreak, skreigh, squawk
utter a harsh abrupt scream
utter shrieks, as of cats
make high-pitched, whiney noises