from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of cloud.
  • n. A mottled appearance given to ribbons and silks in the process of dyeing.
  • n. A diversity of colours in yarn, recurring at regular intervals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mottled appearance given to ribbons and silks in the process of dyeing.
  • n. A diversity of colors in yarn, recurring at regular intervals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The appearance of cloudiness; unequal blending or distribution of light and shade or of colors; specifically, a clouded appearance given to silks, ribbons, and yarns in the process of dyeing.
  • n. The dulling of varnish, as by dampness or the fumes of sulphur and ammonia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky


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