\ ˈklau̇-dē \
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 \ adverb
cloudiness \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

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Monday will be mostly cloudy in the Boston area, with temperatures in the mid-60s and a high near 72. Emily Sweeney,, "It’s a damp and cool Monday," 25 June 2018 This time around the picture is much more cloudy, as his immense physical talents are unchanged, but his lack of ball skills was exposed at Kentucky. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Final Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 18 June 2018 Lessor said Tuesday is expected to be more cloudy, with temperatures keeping in the mid-80s. Kathleen Megan,, "Temperatures To Hit 90s Sunday And Monday," 17 June 2018 Where skies were cloudy, mosques relied on the sighting of the crescent by mosques in sunnier places. Sabeeha Rehman, WSJ, "How America Makes Ramadan Easier," 31 May 2018 And on the coast, Saturday and Sunday will be dry and cloudy, say forecasters. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "10 inches of rain? Southwestern NC may feel force of tropical storm on Memorial Day | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018 At the level of individual districts, projections unsurprisingly get cloudier. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Democrats Look Good Again on Key Midterm Polling Numbers," 12 July 2018 The air was clean and the temperature brisk, with frequent intervals of cloudy, cool, windy and rainy weather interspersed with glorious bursts of sunshine. Doug Hansen,, "Hiking Spain's wild coast," 12 July 2018 The most notable veteran in a cloudy situation is midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history with a hat trick in the 2015 final against Japan in Vancouver. Steven Goff,, "U.S. women's soccer is one year from the World Cup. It seems closer for coach Jill Ellis.," 12 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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English Language Learners Definition of cloudy

: having many clouds in the sky : covered with clouds

: not clean or clear


\ ˈklau̇-dē \
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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