\ 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 cloudy (audio) \ adverb
cloudiness \ ˈklau̇-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce cloudy (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 Shiplap, open shelving, and extensive cabinetry line the kitchen, which is the color of a cloudy winter sky., 15 Oct. 2021 In Dabo’s world, there’s no such thing as a cloudy sky. Creg Stephenson |, al, 5 Oct. 2021 Elsewhere, Rojin, also 14, captured several arms raised up to whirl plates on spindly poles against a cloudy sky. CNN, 27 Sep. 2021 The inland winds were light under a partly cloudy sky on a beautiful 70-degree day. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 June 2021 Long rows of Delta and Southwest jets parked on the runways under a cloudy sky. Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2021 Beneath a cloudy sky that began spitting rain, eight of them lined up at a time to face off against paper targets stapled to a wood backboard riddled with bullet holes. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 10 May 2021 Our view under what was a semi cloudy sky here in North Florida. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 27 Apr. 2021 Showers are most likely between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service, and a cloudy sky is expected throughout the day. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2021

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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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20 Oct 2021

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“Cloudy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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