\ 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 Tomorrow night: An evening shower or thunderstorm is possible before mainly partly cloudy skies overnight and lows in the 60s to around 70. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "Holiday weekend delivers heat and sunshine with a chance of a thunderstorm," 30 June 2020 The National Weather Service says Wednesday also comes with chances for drizzle and then showers under mostly cloudy skies. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Possible early drizzle, afternoon showers; high 69," 30 June 2020 As for the state’s anchor oil industry, the outlook is cloudy. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Economists project another slow Alaska recovery after pandemic," 25 June 2020 Highs are expected to be in the upper 80s, dipping to the mid-70s tonight under cloudy skies. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Worst over after overnight storm pelts Dallas area with rain and wind gusts, weather service says," 20 June 2020 Don’t be fooled by cloudy days and being indoors, you are still exposed. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Thinking About Rocking A Bald Head? These Are The Tips And Products You Need," 18 June 2020 Partly cloudy and muggy Saturday night with lows in the upper 60s to middle 70s. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Comfortable 70s continue with sunshine before showers increase tomorrow," 16 June 2020 Overnight low about 68 and partly cloudy. Saturday: Sunny with a high near 94. Ian Mckenzie,, "Cincinnati Weather: Mostly sunny and rising temperatures throughout the week," 15 June 2020 Most metro locations will see highs near 66 under mostly cloudy skies. oregonlive, "Portland metro Monday weather: Cloudy, cool, with slight chance of showers," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of cloudy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cloudy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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