Meaning of “lowering” in the English Dictionary

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"lowering" in British English

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loweringadjective

uk /ˈlaʊ.ə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈlaʊ.ɚ.ɪŋ/ literary

used to describe the sky when it is very dark and it looks as if it is about to rain:

The street party took place under lowering skies.

(Definition of “lowering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)