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
Recent Examples of cloudburst from the Web
Weeks of drought, then a two-week spate of cloudbursts.
The wins blurred, but one moment remains as vivid as a cloudburst.
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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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