- full of or overcast by clouds: a cloudy sky.
- having little or no sunshine: a cloudy but rainless day.
- of or like a cloud or clouds; pertaining to clouds.
- having cloudlike markings: cloudy marble.
- not clear or transparent: He could not see through the cloudy liquid.
- obscure; indistinct.
- darkened by gloom, trouble, etc.
- under suspicion, disgrace, etc.: a gambler with a cloudy reputation.
Origin of cloudy
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Examples from the Web for cloudy
Imagine driving through the Scottish countryside, rolling through a vast landscape of green hills and cloudy skies.Ester Elchies, The Estate Built By Whiskey
December 10, 2014
“We can blame Carrie Bradshaw for this,” says Shaunaq Arora, half-joking; his sigh tinged with the cloudy breath of his Gauloises.How Brooklyn Invaded Paris—Next Stop, the World
October 23, 2014
Mostly cloudy Monday through Wednesday, cloudy Thursday, overcast Friday, and considerable cloudiness over the weekend.It’s Always Sunny In England
The Daily Beast
September 17, 2014
It was one of those rare winter days when it was cloudy in Palm Springs.Frank Sinatra and the Birth of the Jet Set
August 2, 2014
It was sunny, it was cloudy, it was raining, it was completely covered in snow, and then by the end of the day it was gone.‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark?
July 28, 2014
In cloudy weather you can improvise a game on the dining-room table.
Could not take another set of lunars on account of the cloudy weather.
The weather is heavy and cloudy, and I hope to get some rain shortly.
The weather is dark and cloudy, and there is much thunder about.
The smallest bit of fat will eventually render it dull and cloudy.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
- covered with cloud or clouds
- of or like a cloud or clouds
- streaked or mottled like a cloud
- opaque or muddy
- obscure or unclear
- troubled by gloom or depressionhis face had a cloudy expression
Word Origin and History for cloudy
Old English cludig "rocky, hilly, full of cliffs;" see cloud (n.). Meaning "of the nature of clouds" is recorded from c.1300; meaning "full of clouds" is late 14c.; that of "not clear" is from 1580s. Figurative sense of "gloomy" is late 14c. Related: Cloudiness; cloudily.