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synonyms for cloudburst

  • deluge
  • downpour
  • storm
  • torrent
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How to use cloudburst in a sentence

Once black clouds gathered in the distance, to pour out a cloudburst.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
A deep sheet of water swept down from the prairie beyond the town limits to the west, where the rainfall was a cloudburst.
WATCHED BY WILD ANIMALSENOS A. MILLS
Before it lay a long descent, a cloudburst, the sunset of a civilization, another night.
MUSICAL PORTRAITSPAUL ROSENFELD
Just a yielding here, a parting there, until the cloudburst precipitated the disaster.
THE THING FROM THE LAKEELEANOR M. INGRAM
The first awful effects of the cloudburst were passing, and the water was going down slowly but surely.
THE ROVER BOYS ON A TOURARTHUR M. WINFIELD
A lot of cheap photographers and street-car conductors were caught in a cloudburst of money and thought they made it.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
Along towards evening a dreadful tempest burst up in the hillsa regular cloudburst.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGHGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
A hundred years they had stood there, defying storm and cloudburst, but at last the drought was sucking away their life.
HIDDEN WATERDANE COOLIDGE
"Cloudburst" is merely a picturesque name for a very heavy shower; usually a thunder-shower.
THE MENTOR: THE WEATHERCHARLES FITZHUGH TALMAN
He had hardly time to get out the words before the spouted water came down with the force of a cloudburst upon the boat.
THE BUNGALOW BOYS ALONG THE YUKONDEXTER J. FORRESTER
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