cloudburst


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cloud·burst

 (kloud′bûrst′)
n.
A sudden heavy rainstorm; a downpour.

cloudburst

(ˈklaʊdˌbɜːst)
n
(Physical Geography) a heavy downpour

cloud•burst

(ˈklaʊdˌbɜrst)

n.
a sudden rainfall.
[1810]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloudburst - a heavy raincloudburst - a heavy rain        
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
Translations
شُؤبوب، وابِلٌ من المَطَر
průtrž mračen
skybrud
aguacerogota fría
rankkasade
felhőszakadás
skÿfall, dembiskúr
prietrž mračien
şiddetli sağanak

cloudburst

[ˈklaʊdbɜːst] Nchaparrón m

cloudburst

[ˈklaʊdbɜːrst] nviolente averse fcloud cover ncouverture f nuageusecloud-cuckoo-land [ˌklaʊdˈkʊkuːlænd] n (British) to live in cloud-cuckoo-land → planer complètement
She lives in cloud-cuckoo-land → Elle plane complètement.

cloudburst

[ˈklaʊdˌbɜːst] nacquazzone m

cloud

(klaud)
1. a mass of tiny drops of water floating in the sky. white clouds in a blue sky; The hills were hidden in cloud.
2. a great number or quantity of anything small moving together. a cloud of flies.
3. something causing fear, depression etc. a cloud of sadness.
verb
1. (often with over) to become cloudy. The sky clouded over and it began to rain.
2. to (cause to) become blurred or not clear. Her eyes were clouded with tears.
3. to (cause to) become gloomy or troubled. His face clouded at the unhappy news.
ˈcloudless adjective
free from clouds. a cloudless sky.
ˈcloudy adjective
1. full of, having, or covered with clouds. It is a bit cloudy today.
2. not clear. a cloudy photograph/memory.
ˈcloudburst noun
a sudden heavy shower of rain.
under a cloud
in trouble or disgrace.
References in classic literature ?
On board the Arangi, relieved by the lowering of her mainsail, as the fierceness went out of the wind and the cloudburst of tropic rain began to fall, Van Horn and Borckman lurched toward each other in the blackness.
And wouldn't it a-ben a hundred thousand if that cloudburst hadn't busted my wing-dam?
The whole atmosphere was dizzy and dangerous, as if men were upheld in air amid the gyrating wings of colossal genii; and the whole of that old church, as tall and rich as a cathedral, seemed to sit upon the sunlit country like a cloudburst.
and in her unresting activities, and her fearless ways, and her sunbursts and cloudbursts, she is always bringing George back to me.
CHENNAI, India, Safar 21, 1437, December 03, 2015, SPA -- The Indian military struggled to evacuate thousands of residents stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the death toll from flooding rose to 269 after the heaviest cloudburst in over a century, Reuters reported.
Contract notice for Technical advice in connection with Cloudburst tunnel project-wide Northern Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Gentofte and southern San Antonio South
Sometimes, they storm above my roof in a cloudburst Of feathers, squawks, and screams.
8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cloudburst Group, a leading consulting firm serving public and private sector clients in natural resource management, housing and community development, and public health, announced today that Dr.
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Ghansali (Tehri), July 31 ( ANI ): The district magistrate (DM) of Uttarakhand's Tehri region, Yugal Kishore Pant, said on Thursday that three bodies have been recovered in the wake of the cloudburst that struck the Ghansali block area.
TASTY FRYER, 249A HIGH STREET, ERDINGTON B23 6SR VERDICT: THERE was a heavy-duty cloudburst in full swing when I visited this shop.
Many would have perished in the first moments of the cloudburst which, he explained, was like an entire column of water descending from the skies with great force and crashing into the mountains.