Definition of cloudburst
1 : a sudden copious rainfall
2 : a sudden outpouring : deluge <a cloudburst of anger>
Examples of cloudburst in a sentence
A cloudburst caused the river to flood.
<the weatherman warned of possible cloudbursts in the afternoon>
First Known Use of cloudburst
CLOUDBURST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cloudburst for English Language Learners
: a brief time when it rains very hard : a sudden downpour
CLOUDBURST Defined for Kids
Definition of cloudburst for Students
: a sudden heavy rainfall
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