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cloudy

[ klou-dee ]
/ ˈklaʊ di /
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adjective, cloud·i·er, cloud·i·est.

OTHER WORDS FOR cloudy

6 dim, blurred, shadowy, unclear, befogged, muddled, confused.
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Origin of cloudy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cloudy

cloud·i·ly, adverbcloud·i·ness, nounun·cloud·y, adjective
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How to use cloudy in a sentence

  • 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
  • His mother's eyes followed his, growing cloudier and soft as if even now she could read them there.

    The Wishing Moon|Louise Elizabeth Dutton

British Dictionary definitions for cloudy

cloudy
/ (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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