Imagine driving through the Scottish countryside, rolling through a vast landscape of green hills and cloudy skies.
The room seemed to have grown darker, as if all the sad light of the cloudy evening had taken refuge on her forehead.
She is the comedy equivalent of comfort food, or sunshine on a cloudy day.
Old English cludig "rocky, hilly, full of cliffs;" see cloud (n.). Meaning "of the nature of clouds" is recorded from c.1300; meaning "full of clouds" is late 14c.; that of "not clear" is from 1580s. Figurative sense of "gloomy" is late 14c. Related: Cloudiness; cloudily.