\ ˈstȯr-mē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \
stormier; stormiest

Definition of stormy

1 : relating to, characterized by, or indicative of a storm a stormy day a stormy autumn
2 : marked by turmoil or fury a stormy life a stormy conference

Other Words from stormy

stormily \ ˈstȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \ adverb
storminess \ ˈstȯr-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce stormy (audio) \ noun

Examples of stormy in a Sentence

The weather was cold and stormy. Their relationship was very stormy.
Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop at Logan due to stormy weather along the East Coast. Globe Staff,, 19 June 2022 Guru Buffett puts enormous store in a having a good financial plan, both to survive the stormy times and benefit from the sunny days. Larry Light, Fortune, 11 May 2022 Russian officials claimed the ship accidentally caught fire, causing a damaging munitions explosion, and then sank in stormy seas while being towed to port. Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 They'll be particularly heightened when the Moon sextiles Uranus in your communications sector, creating some stormy seas where everyone else is concerned. Tarot Astrologers,, 29 Mar. 2022 The stormy weather had fortuitously vacated the area about an hour or so earlier. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2022 When looking back to 2021, the only issue was stormy weather, which caused the district to cancel one film screening. John Benson, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2022 Another day of stormy weather has played out for much of Alabama on Easter Sunday. Leigh Morgan, al, 17 Apr. 2022 The nation's other stormy spot early this week will be in the Northwest, the National Weather Service said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stormy

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jun 2022

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“Stormy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for stormy


\ ˈstȯr-mē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \
stormier; stormiest

Kids Definition of stormy

1 : relating to or affected by a storm a stormy sea
2 : displaying anger and strong emotions a stormy meeting


\ ˈstȯr-mē How to pronounce stormy (audio) \
stormier; stormiest

Medical Definition of stormy

: having alternating exacerbations and remissions of symptoms

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