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scorcher (hot weather)

Definition:

an extremely hot day

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

scorchers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

sizzler

Etymology:

scorch + -er
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of scorcher...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sizzler

something that sizzles | [informal] a very hot day (8 of 268 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sizzler

Oxford Dictionary:

sizzle | sizzler [derived]

[food] make a hissing sound when frying or cooking | [informal] : be very hot | be very exciting or passionate | [singular] : a hissing sound, as of ... (26 of 119 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sizzle

Merriam-Webster:

sizzler | scorcher [synonym]

one that sizzles ; especially, "scorcher" (6 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sizzler

Wiktionary:

sizzler | sizzlers [plural] | scorcher [synonym, sense-specific]

One who, or that which, sizzles. | An Indian dish of meat and vegetables served sizzling on a hot plate. (19 of 20 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sizzler

New World Dictionary:

sizzler [United States, informal]

something hot (in various senses), as a very hot day (10 of 12 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sizzler

Cambridge Dictionary:

sizzler [informal]

a very hot day (4 of 10 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sizzler

American Heritage Dictionary:

sizzler

One that sizzles. | [informal] A very hot day. (8 of 9 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sizzler

Wikipedia:

Scorcher [disambiguation]

may refer to: Scorcher (film), a 2002 science fiction disaster film | Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change, a 2007 book by Clive Hamilton | Scorcher (magazine), a football-themed British comic magazine | Scorcher (video game), a futuristic ... (36 of 160 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scorcher

Random House Dictionary:

scorcher

a person or thing that scorches. | [informal] a very hot day. | something caustic or severe. | [informal] a person who drives extremely fast. | ... (22 of 54 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scorcher

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scorcher [countable, usually singular, informal] | scorchers [plural]

an extremely hot day (4 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scorcher

Encarta Dictionary:

sizzler | sizzlers [plural]

something that makes a sizzling noise | an extremely hot day (informal) | an exciting event (informal) (15 of 39 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734816​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

scorcher | scorchers [plural]

Origin: scorch + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scorcher

scorch | scorches [plural] | scorched [past tense] | scorching [present participle]

Origin: Perhaps from Old Norse skorpna ("to shrivel up").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scorch

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Audio references

Wiktionary:

scorcher | scorchers [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scorcher"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scorcher

Collins Dictionary:

scorcher

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scorcher"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scorcher

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scorcher [countable, usually singular, informal] | scorchers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scorcher"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scorcher

Macmillan American Dictionary:

scorcher [countable, usually singular, informal] | scorchers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scorcher"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/scorcher

Cambridge Dictionary:

scorcher [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scorcher"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scorcher"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scorcher

the Free Dictionary:

scorcher

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scorcher"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scorcher"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scorcher" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scorcher

Google Dictionary:

scorcher | scorchers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scorcher"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=scorcher

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

scorcher

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scorcher"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=scorch​03 word=scorcher

YourDictionary Audio:

scorcher

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scorcher" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scorcher

freedictionary.org:

scorcher

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scorcher" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=scorcher

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