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View synonyms for cloudburst

cloudburst

[ kloud-burst ]

noun

  1. a sudden and very heavy rainfall.


cloudburst

/ ˈklaʊdˌbɜːst /

noun

  1. a heavy downpour


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cloudburst1

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; cloud + burst
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Example Sentences

When an Amazon facility lost power in a storm this week, it caused a major cloudburst of its own.

Once black clouds gathered in the distance, to pour out a cloudburst.

A deep sheet of water swept down from the prairie beyond the town limits to the west, where the rainfall was a cloudburst.

Before it lay a long descent, a cloudburst, the sunset of a civilization, another night.

Just a yielding here, a parting there, until the cloudburst precipitated the disaster.

The first awful effects of the cloudburst were passing, and the water was going down slowly but surely.

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