Meaning: [adjective] giving you the feeling that something unpleasant is going to happen;
The ominous old house stayed empty for years.
The fridge is making an ominous rattling sound, which probably means a newer one.
An ominous silence hangs heavily in the air.
There happened an ominous silence when I asked how she was.
Katy answered the phone. There was an ominous silence.
I felt as if something ominous was happening even as I sat there watching him.
The dark was total and ominous for miles.
An ominous knocking sounds at the door.
Three weeks ago came the ominous phone call.