noun \-ˌbərst\

: a brief time when it rains very hard : a sudden downpour

Full Definition of CLOUDBURST

:  a sudden copious rainfall
:  a sudden outpouring :  deluge <a cloudburst of anger>

Examples of CLOUDBURST

  1. A cloudburst caused the river to flood.
  2. <the weatherman warned of possible cloudbursts in the afternoon>

First Known Use of CLOUDBURST



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