cloud band

[ kloud-band ]

  1. Meteorology. a long, broad, nearly unbroken formation of clouds with a width usually greater than one degree of latitude and a length at least four times greater than its width: In this satellite photo, a large cloud band associated with a cold front can be seen off the east coast of the United States.: Compare atmospheric river.

  2. Fine Arts. a ribbonlike stylization of a cloud found especially in Chinese art and incorporated into the designs of Persian and Far Eastern rugs and carpets: The traditional Chinese cloud band is most conspicuous in the border of this rug.

Origin of cloud band

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby cloud band Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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