a small cloud.

Nearby words

  1. clouded leopard,
  2. clouded yellow,
  3. cloudland,
  4. cloudless,
  5. cloudlessly,
  6. clouds,
  7. clouds, the,
  8. cloudscape,
  9. cloudware,
  10. cloudy

Origin of cloudlet

First recorded in 1780–90; cloud + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cloudlet

  • 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.

  • And in your eye—floateth there not a cloudlet of unforgotten earthly bliss?

    Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche

British Dictionary definitions for cloudlet



a small cloud
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Word Origin and History for cloudlet



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

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