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English definition of “ominous”

ominous

adjective uk   /ˈɒm.ɪ.nəs/ us    /ˈɑː.mə-/
suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen: There was an ominous silence when I asked whether my contract was going to be renewed. The engine had been making an ominous sound all the way from London. ominous dark cloudsPredicting things and intuition
ominously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I went into the kitchen and found him lying ominously still on the floor.Predicting things and intuition
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