\ ˈklau̇-dē How to pronounce cloudy (audio) \
cloudier; cloudiest

Definition of cloudy

1 : of, relating to, or resembling cloud cloudy smoke
2 : darkened by gloom or anxiety a cloudy mood
3a : 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

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Other Words from cloudy

cloudily \ ˈklau̇-​də-​lē How to pronounce cloudily (audio) \ adverb
cloudiness \ ˈklau̇-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce cloudiness (audio) \ noun

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Examples of cloudy in a Sentence

Tomorrow will be cloudy and cold. the water coming out of the faucet was unusually cloudy
Recent Examples on the Web The National Weather Service forecast calls for highs close to 40 in some parts of Northeast Ohio with mostly cloudy skies. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Cloudy and mild: Northeast Ohio’s Tuesday weather forecast," 10 Feb. 2020 Sunday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 41 and a low around 30. Segann March,, "Cincinnati weather: Roads, bridges may be slick across Tri-state Monday morning," 26 Jan. 2020 By the afternoon, showers will have tapered off to mostly cloudy skies. oregonlive, "Portland metro Friday weather: What’s that? The sun? Enjoy it while you can," 24 Jan. 2020 The final day of the week will feature no rain and mostly cloudy skies in Louisville, with highs in the upper 40s and low in the upper 30s, according to the weather service. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Amid wind and rain, thousands without power Saturday in Louisville and Southern Indiana," 11 Jan. 2020 Tens of thousands of people gathered under partly cloudy skies Wednesday morning for the 131st annual Rose Parade, cheering scores of colorful floats that rolled down the 5.5-mile route. Los Angeles Times, "Rose Parade 2020: Skies were blue, spirits high as parade worked to broaden outreach," 1 Jan. 2020 Folks heading out for after Christmas sales and to spend gift cards on Thursday will see mostly cloudy skies and a high around 53 in southeastern Wisconsin and most sunny skies and a high of 41 on Friday. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's forecast to be Milwaukee's warmest Christmas since 1994," 24 Dec. 2019 Expect partly cloudy skies with a high of 71 and low of 53 on Christmas Day. Vincent T. Davis,, "State-of-the-art equipment at San Antonio airport tracks Santa Claus," 23 Dec. 2019 The forecast for the week ahead calls for quieter weather, with sunny to partly cloudy skies Monday and high temperatures in the 20s. Adelie Bergstrom, Twin Cities, "Storm dumps nearly 2 feet of snow on Duluth and other parts of the Northland," 1 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cloudy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cloudy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cloudy

: having many clouds in the sky : covered with clouds
: not clean or clear


\ ˈklau̇-dē How to pronounce cloudy (audio) \
cloudier; cloudiest

Kids Definition of cloudy

1 : covered over by clouds a cloudy sky
2 : not clear a cloudy liquid

Other Words from cloudy

cloudiness noun

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