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cloudburst

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
cloudburstcloud‧burst /ˈklaʊdbɜːst $ -bɜːrst/ noun [countable]  DNa sudden short rainstorm
Examples from the Corpus
cloudburstAn almighty cloudburst of possibilities had cascaded over his head and he loved that too.Corrosion Caused Cloudburst Corrosion in pipework has been blamed for a gas escape which triggered the operation cloudburst emergency plan in February.She found Alice knitting in a pale sitting room whose window was a gigantic cloudburst of primrose and grey.A sudden cloudburst set the taxi windscreen wipers to work.It had poured with rain; a total cloudburst, thunder cracking and grumbling in the skies above the city.
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