cloudburst
noun Date: 1869 1. a sudden copious rainfall 2. a sudden outpouring ; deluge <
a cloudburst of anger
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  • Cloudburst — (zu deutsch: Wolkenbruch) ist eines der bekanntesten Stücke des Komponisten und Dirigenten Eric Whitacre, das den Ablauf eines Gewitters musikalisch darstellt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Entstehung 2 Ablauf 2.1 The Cloudburst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cloudburst — (n.) 1817, Amer.Eng., from CLOUD (Cf. cloud) (n.) + BURST (Cf. burst) (n.). Parallels Ger. Wolkenbruch …   Etymology dictionary

  • cloudburst — ► NOUN ▪ a sudden violent rainstorm …   English terms dictionary

  • cloudburst — ☆ cloudburst [kloud′bʉrst΄ ] n. a sudden, very heavy rain …   English World dictionary

  • Cloudburst — For alternate uses, see Cloudburst (disambiguation). A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation, sometimes with hail and thunder, which normally lasts no longer than a few minutes but is capable of creating flood conditions. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • cloudburst — n. a sudden cloudburst * * * a sudden cloudburst …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cloudburst — UK [ˈklaʊdˌbɜː(r)st] / US [ˈklaʊdˌbɜrst] noun [countable] Word forms cloudburst : singular cloudburst plural cloudbursts a short period in which a lot of rain falls …   English dictionary

  • cloudburst — [[t]kla͟ʊdbɜː(r)st[/t]] cloudbursts N COUNT A cloudburst is a sudden, very heavy fall of rain …   English dictionary

  • cloudburst — liūtis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nuo kelių minučių iki keliolikos valandų trunkantis labai smarkus lietus. Lyja iš kamuolinių debesų, pučiant gūsingam vėjui, kartais škvalui, dažnai būna ir perkūnija. atitikmenys: angl …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cloudburst — /klowd berrst /, n. a sudden and very heavy rainfall. [1810 20, Amer.; CLOUD + BURST] * * * …   Universalium

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