What does el nino mean?

Definitions for el ninoɛl ˈnin yoʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. El Nino(noun)

    (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time

  2. El Nino(noun)

    the Christ child


  1. El Nino(ProperNoun)

    A variant, less correct, spelling of El Niu00F1o


  1. El Niño

    El Niño is an opera-oratorio by the American composer John Adams. It was premiered on December 15, 2000 at Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet by the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, the London Voices, the Theater of Voices, countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings and Steven Rickards, La Maîtrise de Paris and soloists Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Willard White, with Kent Nagano conducting. It has been performed on a number of occasions since, and has been broadcast on BBC television. Described by Adams as a "nativity oratorio", the piece is designed to be performed equally well in both concert and stage settings, and uses texts from the King James Bible, Wakefield Mystery Plays and poems by Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos as well as Adams and librettist Peter Sellars. It retells the Christmas story, with the first half of focusing on Mary's thoughts before the birth and the second half on the aftermath of the birth in the stable in Bethlehem, Herod's slaughter of the Holy Innocents and the early life of Jesus. The text follows the traditional biblical story of the birth of Jesus but also incorporates poetry from a wide range of sources. Included are poems by Rosario Castellanos, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gabriela Mistral, Vicente Huidobro and Rubén Dario. The work also includes selected passages from the Wakefield Mystery Plays, Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon, the Gospel of Luke, and several "gnostic" gospels from the Apocrypha. John Adams also quotes Gabriela Mistral’s "The Christmas Star" and a choral setting of "O quam preciosa" by Hildegard von Bingen.

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  1. online, on line, on-line

  2. Lonnie


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of el nino in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of el nino in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roberto Velez:

    We are still harvesting coffee with a clear quality problem affected by El Nino, for coffee-growing La Nina is more damaging than El Nino.

  2. Ikuo Yoshikawa:

    We can't tell whether or not El Nino will continue until spring, but we can say that there is a higher chance of it continuing in the winter.

  3. Mike Halpert:

    We have more confidence in the forecast this year, compared to other years with the strong El Niño, el Niño is normally a positive for the U.S. in the winter. It can lead to milder than normal temperatures in the north, and beneficial rains to California.

  4. The BOM:

    Some El Nino-like impacts have already been seen this spring in Australia and several regions around the globe, including Asia, South America and southern Africa, the Bureau's December–February Climate Outlook shows a drier and warmer summer is likely for many parts of Australia.

  5. Mike Halpert:

    A strong El Nino is in place and should exert a strong influence over our weather this winter, while temperature and precipitation impacts associated with El Nino are favored, El Nino is not the only player. Cold-air outbreaks and snowstorms will likely occur at times this winter. However, the frequency, number and intensity of these events cannot be predicted on a seasonal timescale.

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