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cloudlet

[kloud-lit] /ˈklaʊd lɪt/
noun
1.
a small cloud.
Origin of cloudlet
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; cloud + -let
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Examples from the Web for cloudlet
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  • Not a leaf the less on the ground, not a cloudlet in the sky.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • Farwell looked towards the ceiling through a cloudlet of smoke.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • Lillias pointed to the bird, diminished almost to a speck, but relieved by the red light against a minute cloudlet.

  • Far down the line shone a cloudlet of white smoke and the gleam of brass through the dust.

    Tommy Wideawake H. H. Bashford
  • And in your eye—floateth there not a cloudlet of unforgotten earthly bliss?

    Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
British Dictionary definitions for cloudlet

cloudlet

/ˈklaʊdlɪt/
noun
1.
a small cloud
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Word Origin and History for cloudlet
n.

1788, from cloud (n.) + diminutive suffix -let.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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