cloudy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cloudy (cloudy, overcast, gloomy, dark", also "hilly, rocky), from Old English clūdiġ (stony, rocky), equivalent to cloud +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cloudy (comparative cloudier, superlative cloudiest)

  1. Covered with or characterised by clouds; overcast.
  2. Not transparent or clear.
    • 2002, “Best Inventions of 2002”, in Time[1]:
      [] aerogel resembles smoke that has been frozen into place — it's cloudy, translucent and virtually weightless.
  3. Uncertain; unclear.
  4. (computing, informal) Using or relating to cloud computing.
    a cloudy infrastructure
  5. (slang, archaic) shady; sketchy; suspicious

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English clūdiġ; equivalent to cloud +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cloudy

  1. Covered with or characterised by clouds; clouded.
  2. Not transparent or clear; murky, gloomy.
  3. (rare) Inspiring dread; scary, frightening.
  4. (rare) Featuring rocks; rocky, stony.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: cloudy
  • Scots: cluddy, cloody

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