Definition of cloudburst in English:

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cloudburst

Pronunciation: /ˈkloudˌbərst/

noun

A sudden, violent rainstorm.
Example sentences
  • It has survived thunderstorms and cloudbursts and has taken place every year except during the two world wars.
  • Amid a sudden cloudburst, the rain fogged up the windows and the Guardsmen took another wrong turn, getting about four minutes off course before turning around.
  • All day it threatens to rain, we get sudden cloudbursts, but only when we're indoors or in the car, never when we might get wet.

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Syllabification: cloud·burst

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