Definition of storm cloud in English:

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  • 1A heavy, dark rain cloud: black storm clouds rolled inexorably down the valley
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    • They shoot up from the tops of thunderstorms about the same moment lightning discharges within the storm cloud.
    • Instead of the uniform grayness of the rainy day, we have the black storm cloud and brilliant lightning flash.
    • When the local topography permits, you can see lightning and the associated storm cloud from anywhere up to 200 miles away.
  • 1.1 (storm clouds) Used in reference to a threatening or ominous state of affairs: the beginning of the decade saw storm clouds gathering over Europe
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    • Some perceive the storm clouds gathering over Egypt's political life.
    • Collins had seen the storm clouds gathering over East Timor's future.
    • Zweig saw the storm clouds gathering over his native Austria earlier than many.

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