Meaning of “ominous” in the English Dictionary

"ominous" in British English

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ominousadjective

uk /ˈɒm.ɪ.nəs/ us /ˈɑː.mə.nəs/
ominously
adverb uk /ˈɒm.ɪ.nəs.li/ us /ˈɑː.mə.nəs.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)