\ 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 But the future is at least somewhat cloudy because of some major salary decisions hanging over the team. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 6 June 2021 Friday will be cloudy, with more chances for showers or thunderstorms. Christine Dempsey,, 3 June 2021 Through tonight: Skies will be mainly cloudy this evening and tonight. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 Otherwise the day will be partly cloudy across the region. Jackson Dill And Haley Brink, CNN, 29 May 2021 Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, and temperatures will cool down to the upper 60s., 26 May 2021 Skies will likely be partly cloudy due to chances of showers to the southwest near Terre Haute and Bloomington. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 24 May 2021 Sunday is likely to be cloudy and possibility wet with chances of rain by the afternoon. oregonlive, 20 May 2021 Skies were cloudy, and there was some drizzle Sunday morning. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 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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10 Jun 2021

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“Cloudy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 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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