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 weatherb : 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
cloudilyplay \ˈklau̇-də-lē\ adverb
cloudinessplay \ˈklau̇-dē-nəs\ noun
Examples of cloudy in a Sentence
Tomorrow will be cloudy and cold.
the water coming out of the faucet was unusually cloudy
Recent Examples of cloudy from the Web
If forecasts show cloudy skies in Carbondale, the crowds may not come.
Redstone officials later announced there was no active shooter though details surrounding the scare remain cloudy.
Take your pick: washing them in the sink leaves the back of your had covered in cooking juices and oil while sticking them in the dishwasher turns them into crumpled bags with pools of cloudy water.
If the sky is too cloudy, and the moon obscured, the corals will often not spawn.
While waiting for surgery, Durant for the first time had noticed some of the tell-tale symptoms of the condition, including black spots and cloudy vision.
Confidence: High Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies prevail and there is the slightest of shower chances.
The weather was partly cloudy and 82 degrees, a contrast for the Snow Classico in March 2013, a 1-0 win over Costa Rica.
The Apple iPhone remains the most profitable computing device in the world, and Apple’s immediate future looks sunny, but its long-term outlook has begun to look partly cloudy.
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First Known Use of cloudy
CLOUDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cloudy for English Language Learners
: having many clouds in the sky : covered with clouds
: not clean or clear
CLOUDY Defined for Kids
Definition of cloudy for Students
1 : covered over by clouds a cloudy sky
2 : not clear a cloudy liquid
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