Sudden vs Cloudburst - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sudden and cloudburst
is that sudden
is (obsolete) an unexpected occurrence; a surprise while cloudburst
is a sudden heavy rainstorm.
As a adjective sudden
is happening quickly and with little or no warning.
As a adverb sudden
is (poetic) suddenly.
Happening quickly and with little or no warning.
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(obsolete) Hastily prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
- Never was such a sudden scholar made.
(obsolete) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
- the apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the sudden eye
- I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden
* all of a sudden
* sudden death
- Herbs of every leaf that sudden flowered.
(obsolete) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
* all of a sudden
* all of the sudden
* of a sudden
A sudden heavy rainstorm.
* 1899 , , "A Cup of Cold Water" in The Greater Inclination :
* 1908 , , The Riverman , ch. 38:
- [B]ut the sound . . . expressed an utter abandonment to grief; not the cloud-burst of some passing emotion, but the slow down-pour of a whole heaven of sorrow.
* 1936 Aug. 17, "
- A cloudburst in the China Creek district followed by continued heavy rains was responsible for the increased water.
Miscellany," Time (retrieved 20 May 2014):
* 2007 Feb. 25, , "
- In Uniontown, Pa., John Walchesky & family rushed from their house when lightning set it afire, rushed in again when a cloudburst put out the blaze.
Devotion'', chapter 1" (book excerpt), ''New York Times (retrieved 20 May 2014):
- [H]e walked across the lawn, wet from a fleeting late-afternoon cloudburst , the first rain in a month.