[ klou-dee ]
/ ˈklaʊ di /

adjective, cloud·i·er, cloud·i·est.


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Origin of cloudy

before 900; Middle English cloudi, Old English clūdig rocky, hilly. See cloud, -y1


6 dim, blurred, shadowy, unclear, befogged, muddled, confused.


cloud·i·ly, adverbcloud·i·ness, nounun·cloud·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cloudier

  • Clark's observation that it was colder and cloudier than the waters of the Yellowstone still held good.

    Down the Yellowstone|Lewis R. Freeman
  • Her features were like marble beneath the silken dusk of her hair which was faintly outlined against the cloudier darkness.

    The Builders|Ellen Glasgow

British Dictionary definitions for cloudier

/ (ˈklaʊdɪ) /

adjective cloudier or cloudiest

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

Derived forms of cloudy

cloudily, adverbcloudiness, noun
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