Definition of blustery in English:

blustery

adjective

  • 1(of weather) characterized by strong winds.

    ‘a gusty, blustery day’
    • ‘Was it the blustery, cold weather that had everyone lazy as lizards on a cold rock?’
    • ‘The recent spell of blustery weather turned my thoughts to foliage, which looks good come rain or shine.’
    • ‘Despite the adverse blustery weather conditions, it was clear that Oxford had the edge.’
    • ‘Only one of three fishermen who left Old Road Bay in a small fishing boat Monday in blustery weather with high gusting winds and heavy rain squalls has returned safely to the island.’
    • ‘High winds and blustery showers persisted throughout the morning and afternoon which made things very difficult for the young competitors.’
    • ‘Swindon felt the full force of the elements at the weekend with more blustery weather expected tonight.’
    • ‘Although the weather was blustery they still got the job done.’
    • ‘On the last night of their vigil, the three huddled together in sleeping bags as blustery weather whipped around them.’
    • ‘The forecast for today is blustery showers and heavy falls likely with some longer spells of rain expected.’
    • ‘The weather was blustery with occasional showers.’
    • ‘Even in the blustery weather, a lone boat puttered along in the Boundary Channel.’
    • ‘He offered his arm to her, and the four of them swept out of the door into the blustery weather.’
    • ‘The weather was blustery and rather unpleasant but this didn't deter a large attendance at the special event.’
    • ‘Last night forecasters predicted that the blustery weather would continue, with hail and thunder a possibility.’
    • ‘Forecasters are predicting no end to deep winter misery with increasingly blustery weather over the next three days and gales reaching hurricane force along exposed coasts.’
    • ‘After this morning's horrendous drive in the season's first blustery snowfall, motorists won't have it any easier on the way home.’
    • ‘They stood face to face under the balcony in the moonlight as the blustery rain teemed around them.’
    • ‘Once you waddle into those snow pants and head out into that blustery winter weather, you are rolling the dice with your life.’
    • ‘In the early afternoon I cycle in blustery weather down to Louise's apt and together we check out the shows at the Pompidou.’
    • ‘The atmosphere was truly electric, and neither blustery showers nor chilling winds were enough to dampen the spirits of any spectator, and we were out in the tens of thousands.’
    powerful, strong, violent, forceful, bitter
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    1. 1.1(of a wind) blowing in strong gusts.
      ‘a blustery wind was sending flurries of rain against the window’
      • ‘Wrapped in as many layers of clothing as they could find, the three of them stood together at the side of the van and winced as a cold and blustery autumn wind gusted into their exposed and unprotected faces.’
      • ‘Strong blustery winds and a little rain had some boats coming to a virtual standstill with thunder adding to the excitement as the race advanced.’
      • ‘During the summer it was further out on the patio but I got worried that the it would get blown over in the blustery winds of winter and tucked it in between two pots for safety.’
      • ‘The blustery southerly wind kept the forecast heavy rain away until mid afternoon and it was only the very late starters who were caught out.’
      • ‘The south-facing elevation is pointed away from the beach to avoid the blustery, oceanfront wind.’
      • ‘At half time in a game marred by a strong blustery wind blowing to the city end, North trailed by nine points.’
      • ‘Heavy rain and a blustery cold wind made this a hard game to call and both teams deserve great credit for the quality of football they served up despite the adverse circumstances.’
      • ‘The wintry weather took on freakish proportions with torrential rain turning to sideways sleet as the blustery wind continued to create havoc.’
      • ‘Early on both sides struggled to master a blustery wind and a sometimes treacherous surface was made slippery by sheeting rain, but it was the visitors who threatened first.’
      • ‘The wind wound its blustery course around the towers and parapets of Castle Clifgard.’
      • ‘On this December afternoon, the wind was downright blustery and the temperature was frigid.’
      • ‘Not just one type either - we're getting snow, hail, rain, sunshine, blustery gales in the morning then calm afternoons.’
      • ‘There they were, standing out against the people who were rushing on to get out of the blustery winds. they were wearing a ripped shirt and a dirty suit.’
      • ‘Underfoot it was slippery and there was a strong, blustery breeze.’
      • ‘Many people lured here have scattered to South Africa's increasingly blustery winter winds.’
      • ‘Braving the blustery winds coming in from the Atlantic, three groups teed off just after mid-day, all suitably dressed for the prevailing weather.’
      • ‘The cycle ride home was against a very strong, blustery wind and left me feeling knackered.’
      • ‘The Australians were way short of beating their own new world record, but the weather was a little cooler and the wind a little more blustery.’
      • ‘The weekend's blustery winds have blown the cobwebs away and felled quite a few trees.’
      • ‘There is a very little friction among cold fronts and as a result winds at lower-levels can become blustery and gusty.’

Pronunciation:

blustery

/ˈblʌstəri/