Definition of blustery in English:

blustery

adjective

  • 1(of weather or a period of time) characterized by strong winds.

    ‘a gusty, blustery day’
    • ‘Was it the blustery, cold weather that had everyone lazy as lizards on a cold rock?’
    • ‘Once you waddle into those snow pants and head out into that blustery winter weather, you are rolling the dice with your life.’
    • ‘The forecast for today is blustery showers and heavy falls likely with some longer spells of rain expected.’
    • ‘Although the weather was blustery they still got the job done.’
    • ‘The recent spell of blustery weather turned my thoughts to foliage, which looks good come rain or shine.’
    • ‘The weather was blustery with occasional showers.’
    • ‘High winds and blustery showers persisted throughout the morning and afternoon which made things very difficult for the young competitors.’
    • ‘Last night forecasters predicted that the blustery weather would continue, with hail and thunder a possibility.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Even in the blustery weather, a lone boat puttered along in the Boundary Channel.’
    • ‘In the early afternoon I cycle in blustery weather down to Louise's apt and together we check out the shows at the Pompidou.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Despite the adverse blustery weather conditions, it was clear that Oxford had the edge.’
    • ‘After this morning's horrendous drive in the season's first blustery snowfall, motorists won't have it any easier on the way home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They stood face to face under the balcony in the moonlight as the blustery rain teemed around them.’
    • ‘Swindon felt the full force of the elements at the weekend with more blustery weather expected tonight.’
    • ‘The weather was blustery and rather unpleasant but this didn't deter a large attendance at the special event.’
    • ‘On the last night of their vigil, the three huddled together in sleeping bags as blustery weather whipped around them.’
    • ‘He offered his arm to her, and the four of them swept out of the door into the blustery weather.’
    powerful, strong, violent, forceful, bitter
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    1. 1.1(of a wind) blowing in strong gusts.
      • ‘Underfoot it was slippery and there was a strong, blustery breeze.’
      • ‘Braving the blustery winds coming in from the Atlantic, three groups teed off just after mid-day, all suitably dressed for the prevailing weather.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The weekend's blustery winds have blown the cobwebs away and felled quite a few trees.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Many people lured here have scattered to South Africa's increasingly blustery winter winds.’
      • ‘The wind wound its blustery course around the towers and parapets of Castle Clifgard.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘On this December afternoon, the wind was downright blustery and the temperature was frigid.’
      • ‘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 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 wintry weather took on freakish proportions with torrential rain turning to sideways sleet as the blustery wind continued to create havoc.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There is a very little friction among cold fronts and as a result winds at lower-levels can become blustery and gusty.’
      • ‘The south-facing elevation is pointed away from the beach to avoid the blustery, oceanfront wind.’
      • ‘Not just one type either - we're getting snow, hail, rain, sunshine, blustery gales in the morning then calm afternoons.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘At half time in a game marred by a strong blustery wind blowing to the city end, North trailed by nine points.’

Pronunciation:

blustery

/ˈbləstərē/