cloudycloud‧y /ˈklaʊdi/ ●●●S2W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1DNDARKa cloudysky, day etc is dark because there are a lot of clouds opp clear 🔊 a cloudy night with some light rain 🔊 Tomorrow, it will be cloudy and cool.2SEEcloudy liquids are not clear 🔊 a rather cloudy wine3CONFUSEDcloudy thoughts, memories etc are not very clear or exactTHESAURUScloudy with a lot of cloudsThe weather was cold and cloudy.cloudy skiesgrey (also gray American English)grey in colour, because there are dark clouds – used especially in writtendescriptionsMary looked out at the cold grey sky.overcast dark and completely covered with cloudsa chilly overcast dayleaden literary a leaden sky is grey and full of dark cloudsSnow fell from a leaden sky.gloomy dark and cloudy, in a depressing wayThe gloomy weather shows no sign of improving.foggy with thicklow cloud that is difficult to see through. You use foggy especially about low-lying placesa foggy day in London in Novembermisty with light low cloud that is difficult to see through. You use misty especially about places that are next to water or in the mountainsa cold misty morninghazy with air that looks cloudy, because there is smoke, dust, or mist in ithazy sunshine
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cloudy• I'd tell myself that the sky only looked grey because it was really still night-time, not because it was cloudy.• a cloudy day• You can still get sunburnt on a cloudy day.• But the only thing there was a fragilegecko, which clung splay-footed to the wall and watched me with cloudyeyes.• In the partly cloudymoonlight, I checked my watch: 0200.• He looked at the water going cloudypink.• Their eyes met through the cloudyplastic of the window.• He looked around, but the streets were empty, cloudy skies indifferent.• There was one rather cloudy window.