Have you ever heard of ‘Cloudburst’? Do you know what the word means? Here are some fellas’ guesses about the word.
Awan badai – @Subaggiyo
Cloud means awan, and burst means ledakan. So cloudburst means awan puting beliung? – @Catman_32
Yes, all the answers above are correct.
According to Merriam-Webster, ‘cloudburst’ is a noun which means a sudden and very heavy downpour.
The word ‘cloudburst’ was first used in the early 1800s. It may be the translation of a German noun, Wolkenbruch. Here are some synonyms of it: deluge, downpour, storm, and torrent.
Here are some examples of cloudburst in a sentence:
- “The weatherman warned of possible cloudbursts in the afternoon.”
- “On September 6, 2014, there was a cloudburst in Kashmir valley killing more than 200 people.”
Here are some other examples from our fellas:
- “The cloudburst on Korea two weeks ago was very terrifying.” – @Catman_32
- “I am not able to go somewhere due to cloudburst comes at the moment.” – @jiahenxg
Source: dictionary.com; Merriam-webster.com