- to overspread with or as if with clouds: a summer storm that briefly overclouds the sun; to overcloud one's pleasure with solemn thoughts.
- to darken; obscure; make gloomy: a childhood that was overclouded by the loss of his parents.
- to become clouded over or overcast: Toward evening the sky began to overcloud.
Origin of overcloud
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Examples from the Web for overcloud
This may overcloud us all a little if—if anything should happen to Francis Ochterlony.Madonna Mary
Suddenly Annie's shyness, reserve, whatever it was, seemed to overcloud her.The Butterfly House
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
An apparatus of such complexity, placed in the fore part of the body, cannot fail to obscure and overcloud its physiognomy.The Insect
She had a gaiety and insouciance, and a natural childlike merriment that all her terrible disasters could not overcloud.A Woman's Experience in the Great War
Somewhere, something had happened to overcloud his day, to uncover ancestral resemblances, possibilities.Foes
- to make or become covered with clouds
- to make or become dark or dim
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Word Origin and History for overcloud
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