[nee-nyaw; English neen-yoh] /ˈni nyɔ; English ˈnin yoʊ/
noun, plural niños
[nee-nyaws; English neen-yohz] /ˈni nyɔs; English ˈnin yoʊz/ (Show IPA). Spanish.
[el neen-yoh; Spanish el nee-nyaw] /ɛl ˈnin yoʊ; Spanish ɛl ˈni nyɔ/
a warm ocean current of variable intensity that develops after late December along the coast of Ecuador and Peru and sometimes causes catastrophic weather conditions.
(meteorol) a warming of the eastern tropical Pacific occurring every few years, which alters the weather pattern of the tropics
See El Niño.
A warming of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, occurring every 4 to 12 years and causing unusual global weather patterns. An El Niño is said to occur when the trade winds that usually push warm surface water westward weaken, allowing the warm water to pool as far eastward as the western coast of South America. When this happens, the typical pattern of coastal upwelling that carries nutrients from the cold depths to the ocean surface is disrupted, and fish and plankton die off in large numbers. El Niño warming is associated with the atmospheric phenomenon known as the southern oscillation, and their combined effect brings heavy rain to western South American and drought to eastern Australia and Indonesia. El Niño also affects the weather in the United States, but not as predictably. Compare La Niña.
El Niño [(neen-yoh)]
A warming of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, occurring every four to twelve years when cold water does not rise to the surface, causing unusual weather patterns. The warmer water kills fish and plankton, brings heavy rains to western South America, and causes drought in eastern Australia and Indonesia.
[nee-non; French nee-nawn] /ˈni nɒn; French niˈnɔ̃/ noun 1. a sturdy chiffon or voile constructed in either plain or novelty weaves and generally used in the manufacture of women’s garments, curtains, and drapery. /ˈniːnɒn; ˈnaɪnɒn; French ninɔ̃/ noun 1. a fine strong silky fabric
- Nino rota
[raw-tah] /ˈrɔ tɑ/ noun 1. Nino [nee-naw] /ˈni nɔ/ (Show IPA), 1911–1979, Italian composer. /ˈrəʊtə/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) a register of names showing the order in which people take their turn to perform certain duties /ˈrəʊtə/ noun 1. (RC Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for judging cases brought before the Holy See
[nee-nyaw; English neen-yoh] /ˈni nyɔ; English ˈnin yoʊ/ noun, plural niños [nee-nyaws; English neen-yohz] /ˈni nyɔs; English ˈnin yoʊz/ (Show IPA). Spanish. 1. boy; child. Niño (nēn’yō) See El Niño.
National Institute of Nursing Research