Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: thermal
IPA transcription: [θ'ɝməl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: thermal, thermic, caloric
    Meaning: relating to or associated with heat; "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: thermal
    Meaning: rising current of warm air
Usage examples
  • There's the most intense sort of thermal erosion you can imagine--the ice-cap melts in the spring to a sea, which boils away completely by the middle of the summer.
  • Here and there I could see puffs and jets of steam curling up into the air, called in Icelandic 'reykir,' issuing from thermal springs, and indicating by their motion the volcanic energy underneath.
  • Or the almost undefinable organic troubles revealed to us by the singing in the ears, constriction of the epigastrium, the jerks, the trembling, vertigo, or nausea--all this collection of organic troubles which comes more or less confusedly to our consciousness under the form of tactile, muscular, thermal, and other sensations.