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cloud

Pronunciation: /klaʊd/

Translation of cloud in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u [Meteorol] (single) nube (feminine); (mass) nubes (feminine plural), nubosidad (feminine) patches of cloud nubosidades (feminine plural) a large black cloud filled the sky un nubarrón negro cubría el cielo there's not a cloud in the sky está totalmente despejado the only cloud on the horizon is my exam la única nube en el horizonte or el único nubarrón es mi examen the only cloud on an otherwise perfect summer la única sombra en un verano que hubiera sido perfecto to be on cloud nine [colloquial/familiar] estar* en el séptimo cielo or en la gloria to be up in the clouds [colloquial/familiar] estar* en las nubes [colloquial/familiar] to cast a cloud on o over sth ensombrecer* algo under a cloud en circunstancias sospechosas or poco claras every cloud has a silver lining no hay mal que por bien no venga
    Example sentences
    • It collected in the atmosphere above cloud level and last night had spread across southern England and was heading towards the Channel
    • As air rises, it cools, and its humidity begins condensing into clouds and precipitation.
    • Flashes of lightning can illuminate entire clouds, making them visible from miles away.
    1.2 countable/numerable (of gas, smoke, dust) nube (feminine); (of suspicion, ambiguity) halo (masculine), nube (feminine) to go up in a cloud o clouds of smoke desaparecer* en una nube de humo
    Example sentences
    • All he could see was a cloud of dust and smoke rising from the devastated Stable Block.
    • When I looked over the edge of the foxhole, the village was obscured by a cloud of dust and smoke.
    • A cloud of smoke billowed up from the barrel of the pistol and the odor of gunpowder filled her nostrils.
    Example sentences
    • An enormous cloud of worries and troubles covered my weary heart.
    • A dark cloud of suspicion hangs over his internment though.
    • By July 2000 the dark clouds appeared to have parted for him.
    1.3 countable/numerable (of insects, birds) nube (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I remember this from childhood - great clouds of oversized winged insects, swarming up from the pavement cracks and the nooks and crannies in walls.
    • A handful of shorebirds scampered among clouds of tiny insects and piles of seaweed.
    • During the hot weather it's a pestilential place, populated by heavy clouds of biting insects.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (dim, blur) [view/vision] nublar; [mirror/glass] empañar emotion clouded his judgment la emoción lo ofuscaba, estaba obnubilado por la emoción to cloud the issue embrollar el asunto, crear confusión 1.2 (spoil, mar) [enjoyment/relationship] empañar 1.3 (make cloudy) [beer] enturbiar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [beer/wine] enturbiarse her eyes clouded with tears las lágrimas le empañaron or le nublaron los ojos

Phrasal verbs

cloud over

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio nublarse

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