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cloudburst

[ kloud-burst ]
/ ˈklaʊdˌbɜrst /
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noun
a sudden and very heavy rainfall.
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Origin of cloudburst

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; cloud + burst
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British Dictionary definitions for cloudburst

cloudburst
/ (ˈklaʊdˌbɜːst) /

noun
a heavy downpour
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