Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Of the nature of an evil omen; illomended.

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Usage examples "ominous":

  1. " Ye mean ye won't, I s'pose," remarked Pat, with ominous calm. - "North, South and Over the Sea", M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell).
  2. Her catching breath, her drawn and altered face were ominous of the end. - "Emily Brontë", A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson.
  3. But they heard in ominous silence. - "Foul Play", Charles Reade Dion Boucicault.