storm cloud


: a dark cloud which shows that a storm is coming
sometimes used figuratively
Economic storm clouds loom on the horizon.

Examples of storm cloud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unseasonably cold and rainy weather in Cannes this year didn’t put a damper on business, but the writers strike loomed like a storm cloud, threatening a deluge. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 May 2023 The storm cloud holds millions of tiny water droplets and ice crystals that bounce into each other by the turbulent winds inside the cloud. USA TODAY, 9 June 2023

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“Storm cloud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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