from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small cloud or something resembling one.

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  • n. A small, or a tiny cloud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little cloud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small cloud.


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cloud +‎ -let


  • “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.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • 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.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • Claws became interlocked, and they fell each with distended crest, like a gilt-edged cloudlet following the setting sun.

    Tropic Days

  • And in your eye — floateth there not a cloudlet of unforgotten earthly bliss?

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Taking the driver's seat, he spelled a windfield around us and a cloudlet overhead for shade.

    Operation Luna

  • The cloudlet hazed her head; stray locks fluttered like flame.

    Operation Luna

  • We reversed the front seat of the Landlouper and sat face to face under the cloudlet, eating off our laps.

    Operation Luna

  • Under the cloudlet, against the sun-glare beyond, the bones stood forth in Ginny's abruptly pale face.

    Operation Luna

  • Jeremy said as a vaguely heart-shaped cloudlet dissipated.

    Zombie Lover


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