\ 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 Wednesday will bring a 30% chance of showers, mainly after 11 a.m., and mostly cloudy skies. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Wet, windy conditions expected," 13 Oct. 2020 High Friday returns to mostly cloudy skies with showers and maybe even a thunderstorm as a cold front moves into the area. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Improving weather today, with fantastic days ahead before a cooler weekend," 13 Oct. 2020 Temperatures run a bit milder with partly to mostly cloudy skies, only dropping to near 50 to the low 50s. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Several fine fall days ahead; trending warmer into midweek," 4 Oct. 2020 The forecast for Cincinnati is an overnight low of about 38 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati weather forecast: First freeze is possible for some in the region," 3 Oct. 2020 Weather Expect temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s at kickoff with 10 mph winds and cloudy skies. Christopher Smith, al, "South Carolina vs. Florida betting picks, line, odds and predictions," 2 Oct. 2020 Highs will stay in the low 60s with mostly cloudy skies. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Partnership calls lawmakers to repeal House Bill 6: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020," 29 Sep. 2020 Thunderstorm chances are a little smaller Saturday with the forecast at 40% during the day and odds clearing up completely for partly cloudy skies at night. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Weekend weather: Have indoor backup plans with thunderstorms forecast for Central Florida," 25 Sep. 2020 Portland will see mostly cloudy skies and a high of about 72 degrees. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: First fall storm arrives tonight," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of cloudy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Oct 2020

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“Cloudy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce cloudy (audio)

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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