ominous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ominous" in British English

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ominousadjective

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 my ​parents' ​house. ominous ​darkclouds
ominously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
I went into the ​kitchen and ​found him ​lying ominously still on the ​floor.
(Definition of ominous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ominous" in American English

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ominousadjective

 us   /ˈɑm·ə·nəs/
suggesting something ​unpleasant will ​happen: a ominous ​silence
ominously
adverb  us   /ˈɑm·ə·nə·sli/
Clouds had ​gathered ominously.
(Definition of ominous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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