Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capped with clouds; touching the clouds; lofty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having clouds resting on the top or head; reaching to the clouds.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The valley ran from the horseshoe, land - locked bay to the tops of the dizzy, cloud-capped peaks and contained perhaps ten thousand acres.

    Chapter 42

  • The mountains to the east look glorious, cloud-capped against a deep blue sky, so terrifying before – beauty is a complicated thing in Bosnia.

    War Child and the Bosnian war 15 years on

  • Born below the ever cloud-capped peaks that gave the mountains their name, the wind blew east, out across the Sand Hills, once the shore of a great ocean, before the Breaking of the World.

    Quakers in Spain

  • It is not surprising if many want to ask what exactly we have been rubbing into our eyes to avoid seeing the possible consequences of our fascination with the cloud-capped towers of a virtual reality.

    Archbishop's speech at Lord Mayor's Banquet

  • The sky was cloud-capped, an expanse of bleached gray.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • The sky was cloud-capped, an expanse of bleached gray.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • It was a dismal picture—the light was bleak and the cloud-capped sky was gauzy and pale; the buildings and lampposts were smears of charcoal.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • It was a dismal picture—the light was bleak and the cloud-capped sky was gauzy and pale; the buildings and lampposts were smears of charcoal.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • It was a dismal picture—the light was bleak and the cloud-capped sky was gauzy and pale; the buildings and lampposts were smears of charcoal.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Its final disposition was in a deep and lonely mountain tarn, which, according to later tradition, was on a mountain, still called Pilatus actually pileatus or 'cloud-capped', close to Lucerne.

    Archive 2005-03-20

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