cloudy

adjective
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from cloudy

cloudily \ ˈklau̇-​də-​lē How to pronounce cloudily (audio) \ adverb
cloudiness \ ˈklau̇-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce cloudiness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for cloudy

Synonyms

muddy, riley, roiled, turbid

Antonyms

clear, crystal clear, crystalline

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

And don’t forget the sunscreen—a daily dose of SPF 30 will keep skin covered, even on cold, cloudy days. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Preventing Dry Skin—From a Top Dermatologist," 26 Oct. 2018 These were needed to show the dramatic speed of the X-15, but the rocket plane would not have flown on such a cloudy day). Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "First Man is a first-rate movie about America’s most revered astronaut," 12 Oct. 2018 The race should begin under partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 90s, but there is a strong chance rain or thunderstorms could reach the area before the race ends. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "NASCAR Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway 2018: Start time, lineup, TV schedule, more," 1 July 2018 Lows drop to the upper 60s and low 70s under partly cloudy skies. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Summery Sunday with chance of late-day storms; comfortably warm Monday and Tuesday," 24 June 2018 The first weekend of summer will start off on Saturday feeling more like the first weekend of May, as a warm front to the south causes mostly cloudy skies and showers. Gary Lessor, courant.com, "First Weekend Of Summer To Be Cloudy, Rainy," 22 June 2018 Precipitation should stop by 8 a.m. This afternoon, our high temperature will climb to 49 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Cincinnati.com, "Messy wintry mix to start work week," 9 Apr. 2018 Sunshine is expected Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies forecast Sunday. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "Evening snow showers possible on Easter Sunday in the Baltimore region," 30 Mar. 2018 Sunday will see mostly cloudy skies with a high near 75 degrees, the National Weather Service says. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "Spring forward and expect rain this weekend," 10 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cloudy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cloudy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cloudy

Statistics for cloudy

Last Updated

13 May 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cloudy

The first known use of cloudy was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cloudy

cloudy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cloudy

: having many clouds in the sky : covered with clouds
: not clean or clear

cloudy

adjective
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on cloudy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with cloudy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for cloudy

Spanish Central: Translation of cloudy

Nglish: Translation of cloudy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of cloudy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on cloudy

What made you want to look up cloudy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a payment or contribution

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!