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cloud cover

a covering of clouds over all or part of the sky.
the fraction of sky covered by clouds.
Also called cloudage.
Compare sky cover.
Origin of cloud cover
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It flew above the cloud cover which still blotted out nearly all the blue overhead.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The cloud cover, broken some time since, was dissipating and now a good two-thirds of the sky was wholly clear.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Then as he saw the cloud cover her smile, he added, "But it may be worth a great deal to you if you will send it away!"

    The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis
  • The slim hope faded as they emerged from the cloud cover moments later.

  • "The boys got jumped out of cloud cover and were sitting ducks for the Jerries," the sergeant said sourly.

  • He hit the cloud cover and began dodging recklessly through it, changing his course constantly to throw his pursuers off.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr

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