cloudy

adjective
\ 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

Synonyms & Antonyms for cloudy

Synonyms

muddy, riley, roiled, turbid

Antonyms

clear, crystal clear, crystalline

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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

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With partly to mostly cloudy skies and plenty of humidity, temperatures steadily rise toward afternoon highs in the mid-80s with light winds from the south. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Muggy with more storms through Thursday; drying out Friday into the weekend," 19 June 2019 When the downpour has stopped for a day or two, cloudy skies and cooler than average temperatures have ensured that the water on the ground isn't drying up. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "Ohio's farmland is underwater and unrecognizable. The impact will last even longer than the rain," 19 June 2019 However, cloudy skies may obstruct your view, so check your local forecast. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Jupiter Will Be in Opposition Tonight. Here's What That Means—and How to See It," 10 June 2019 On August 26, 1768, a day of fresh winds and cloudy skies, James Cook guided his ship, the Endeavour, past the coast of Cornwall into the open sea. The New York Review of Books, "Jenny Uglow," 23 May 2019 But if your vision hasn’t yet been affected, there’s no harm in putting off cataract surgery for now. A cataract occurs when the naturally clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. Amir Khan, sun-sentinel.com, "Surgery to treat cataract can wait if vision hasn’t been affected yet," 6 June 2019 And don’t forget the sunscreen—a daily dose of SPF 30 will keep skin covered, even on cold, cloudy days. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Preventing Dry Skin—From a Top Dermatologist," 26 Oct. 2018 These were needed to show the dramatic speed of the X-15, but the rocket plane would not have flown on such a cloudy day). Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "First Man is a first-rate movie about America’s most revered astronaut," 12 Oct. 2018 The race should begin under partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 90s, but there is a strong chance rain or thunderstorms could reach the area before the race ends. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "NASCAR Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway 2018: Start time, lineup, TV schedule, more," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of cloudy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cloudy was in the 14th century

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cloudy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cloudy

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

cloudy

adjective
\ 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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