The sun is shining and there's not a cloud in the sky.
flying high above the clouds
It stopped raining and the sun poked through the clouds.
a cloud of cigarette smoke
The team has been under a cloud since its members were caught cheating.
There's a cloud of controversy hanging over the election. Verb
greed clouding the minds of men
These new ideas only cloud the issue further.
The final years of her life were clouded by illness. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
With a pocket for phones and essentials and a cloud straw cover, going hands-free has never been more chic.—Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 By far the most annoying aspect of this frame is the $39 annual subscription required to upload videos, create albums, access cloud storage (the frame comes with 8 gigabytes of internal storage) and use remote settings.—Valerie Walsh, wsj.com, 20 Nov. 2023 The bowls and mugs are made with a marbleized blue-and-white clay; the result—organic, full of flow and movement—calls to mind a morning sky streaked with clouds (pieces from $25).—Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 19 Nov. 2023 Overhead, Washington saw patches of blue sky, and a plentiful assortment of clouds.—Martin Weil, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 In 1984, a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 18 Nov. 2023 Shattering the morning calm at SpaceX's Boca Chica launch site on the Texas Gulf Coast, the Super Heavy's 33 methane-burning Raptor engines ignited with a torrent of flame at 8:03 a.m. EST, instantly engulfing the rocket in billowing clouds of dust and steam.—William Harwood, CBS News, 18 Nov. 2023 If there’s a woman on your list who seems a little world-weary (or whose toes are known to run cold), treat her to these cashmere pink-ballet slippers that evoke fluffy clouds at dusk.—Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2023 The Super Guppy is actually the third Guppy iteration to lumber through the clouds.—Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 9 Nov. 2023
And researchers often worry that health complications that can come with obesity will cloud the results of their work.—Jonel Aleccia, Fortune Well, 7 Nov. 2023 As Claude Monet got older, cataracts began to cloud his vision.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 This perception, however, has a way of clouding our ability to consider that in some cases, these lovable brawlers are unwelcomed guests.—Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 25 Oct. 2023 Her record of advocating for labor issues and championing workers’ rights was later clouded by controversy.—Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 But that right now is clouded by a really poor decision that's going to overtake all that good work.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 The decision for Newsom is clouded by his personal relationship with the late senator.—Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Sep. 2023 Three games into a 2023 season clouded by an ongoing university investigation regarding alleged hazing, the University of San Diego’s football team continues to struggle on the field.—Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 The grain spat threatening to wipe out goodwill between Poland and Ukraine
But domestic politics have clouded that support.—Annabelle Chapman, Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, rock, cloud, from Old English clūd; perhaps akin to Greek gloutos buttock