1. [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cloud-burst \Cloud"-burst`\, n.
A sudden copious rainfall, as if the whole cloud had been
precipitated at once.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a heavy rain [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge,
waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloudburst":
brash, burst of rain, deluge, downfall, downflow, downpour,
drencher, flood, gushing rain, heavy rain, plash, pour, rainburst,
rainspout, rainstorm, scud, soaker, soaking rain, spate, spout,
torrent of rain, waterspout