\ 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

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 Skies likely stay mostly cloudy, even after any rain ends. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2022 First-pitch forecast: Partly cloudy, low-80s. Lineup: TBA. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 5 Aug. 2022 Friday’s cool and slightly cloudy morning will quickly clear to a sunny afternoon featuring temperatures typical of early August. oregonlive, 5 Aug. 2022 Friday night was expected to be mostly cloudy and humid in Boston. Emily Sweeney,, 5 Aug. 2022 While other communities held a National Night Out on the traditional day, two days earlier, on the first Tuesday in August, Mayfield Heights conducted its fifth annual night of recognition for safety forces on a cloudy Thursday. cleveland, 4 Aug. 2022 Another cloudy morning continues to give some relief in the form of less-than-average temperatures but the humidity is still soaking to the bone. Evan Dudley, al, 3 Aug. 2022 Police described conditions as cloudy and dry at the time Thompson was struck. Arkansas Online, 3 Aug. 2022 Kamala Harris caught a flight to Indianapolis on a cloudy Monday morning in July, a sense of inevitability hanging in the air like fog. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cloudy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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More Definitions for cloudy


\ 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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