cloudy

adjective \ ˈklau̇-dē \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of cloudy

cloudier; cloudiest
1 : of, relating to, or resembling cloud
  • cloudy smoke
2 : darkened by gloom or anxiety
  • a cloudy mood
3 a : overcast with clouds
  • cloudy weather
b : having a cloudy sky
  • a cloudy day
4 : obscure in meaning
  • cloudy issues
; also : uncertain as to fact or outcome
  • a cloudy future
5 : dimmed or dulled as if by clouds
  • a cloudy mirror
6 : uneven in color or texture
7 : having visible material in suspension : murky
  • a cloudy liquid

cloudily

play \ˈklau̇-də-lē\ adverb

cloudiness

play \ˈklau̇-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of cloudy in a Sentence

  1. Tomorrow will be cloudy and cold.

  2. the water coming out of the faucet was unusually cloudy

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First Known Use of cloudy

14th century

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CLOUDY Defined for English Language Learners

cloudy

adjective

Definition of cloudy for English Language Learners

  • : having many clouds in the sky : covered with clouds

  • : not clean or clear


CLOUDY Defined for Kids

cloudy

adjective \ ˈklau̇-dē \

Definition of cloudy for Students

cloudier; cloudiest
1 : covered over by clouds
  • a cloudy sky
2 : not clear
  • a cloudy liquid

cloudiness

noun


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