Meaning of ominously in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒmɪnəsli/

Translate ominously into Spanish


  • In a way that suggests that something bad is going to happen.

    ‘thunderclouds loomed ominously overhead’
    • ‘the ominously named Shipwreck Bay’
    • ‘The sky grows dark in every quarter, most ominously.’
    • ‘The bass drum from the opening theme song rumbles ominously.’
    • ‘Another rocket is fired, and the smoke hangs ominously over the square.’
    • ‘Most ominously, citizens would be far removed from their elected representatives.’
    • ‘We were ominously informed that medical personnel would always be on call backstage.’
    • ‘With the clock ticking ominously, they searched his computer and notebooks.’
    • ‘He writes a letter of accusation, ominously hinting at his own impending death.’
    • ‘This is another subject about which the official documents are ominously silent.’
    • ‘Ominously, more and more businesses are going to the wall.’
    • ‘At night, it falls ominously dark.’