\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’s gloomy clouds and chilly rain will disappear, to be replaced by a partly cloudy sky, warm 78 degree temperature, just 57 percent humidity and a light breeze. Katherine Fominykh,, "FAQ: A guide to Tuesday's Capitals victory parade in Washington, D.C.," 11 June 2018 The National Weather Service forecasts partly cloudy skies on Saturday and mostly sunny skies on Sunday. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis weather: Expect some relief from the near-record heat this week, but not much," 28 May 2018 Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly after 3 p.m. Forecasters at the National Weather Service say today will be mostly cloudy with a high in the low 90’s. Stephen Hudak,, "Orlando weather: Mostly cloudy, highs in the low 90s, thunderstorms after 3 p.m.," 6 July 2018 Overnight, will be partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Sarah Brookbank,, "Cincinnati weather: Excessively hot and humid Fourth of July in the forecast," 2 July 2018 Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 65 degrees. Patricia Madej,, "Summer solstice 2018: What it is and how to celebrate in Philly," 21 June 2018 Friday is forecast to be cloudy with a high of 88 and a 50 percent chance of rain. Doug Phillips,, "Rain likely this weekend in South Florida," 8 June 2018 The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy with a high of 65 degrees and a low of 48 degrees. Eder Campuzano,, "Portland Saturday weather: Overcast skies, mild temps usher in Memorial Day weekend," 26 May 2018 Monday, Memorial Day, will be mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-70s, and there may be patches of fog late Monday and early Tuesday, according to the weather service. Christine Dempsey,, "Holiday Weekend Underway As Travel Clogs Highways And Jason Aldean Plays Baseball At Dunkin Donuts Park," 25 May 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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something that serves to warn or remind

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