American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small cloud or something resembling one.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cloud.
- n. A small, or a tiny cloud.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A little cloud.
- cloud + -let (Wiktionary)
““Like this, a cloudlet, only stuffed with fur, with furthers?””
“An unbroken blue flooding the whole sky; a single cloudlet upon it, half floating, half fading away.”
“In the midst of the cloudlet in question there was a bloody point so small that it disappeared during the contraction and escaped the sight, but in the relaxation it reappeared again, red and like the point of a pin; so that betwixt the visible and invisible, betwixt being and not being, as it were, it gave by its pulses a kind of representation of the commencement of life.”
“Claws became interlocked, and they fell each with distended crest, like a gilt-edged cloudlet following the setting sun.”
“And in your eye — floateth there not a cloudlet of unforgotten earthly bliss?”
“Taking the driver's seat, he spelled a windfield around us and a cloudlet overhead for shade.”
“The cloudlet hazed her head; stray locks fluttered like flame.”
“We reversed the front seat of the Landlouper and sat face to face under the cloudlet, eating off our laps.”
“Under the cloudlet, against the sun-glare beyond, the bones stood forth in Ginny's abruptly pale face.”
“Jeremy said as a vaguely heart-shaped cloudlet dissipated.”
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We owe our current names for clouds to Luke Howard. Wikipedia tells us that "Howard was not the first to attempt a classification of clouds—Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829) had earlier proposed a ...
A bunch of -let words, emphasis on the diminutive. Feel free to neologize.
As opposed to members of that other list.
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