cloud·​scape | \ ˈklau̇d-ˌskāp How to pronounce cloudscape (audio) \

Definition of cloudscape

: a view or pictorial representation of a cloud formation

Examples of cloudscape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transporting the rolls for the cloudscape carpet that marks the entrance to the exhibit required a motor to drag the 900-pound bundles. Travis Deshong, Washington Post, "With ‘Lawn,’ the National Building Museum brings summer indoors," 3 July 2019 The house then descends to a den, the sole two-story room, with dramatic six-foot-high windows that frame the ever-changing cloudscape. Ann Herold, Los Angeles Magazine, "Inside an Altadena Home That’s a Live-In Sculpture," 17 Apr. 2018 The probe also captured breathtaking images of Saturn’s cloudscape and rings. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "What Cassini’s Daring Dives Have Taught Us About Saturn," 14 Sep. 2017 The differences at this point are chiefly visual, Sky's involving what looks to be a massive, corkscrewing cloudscape set against a cerulean sky. Matt Peckham, Time, "This Is the Creator of Journey's Stunning Next Big Indie Game," 12 Sep. 2017 Wide-angle windows and outdoor terraces take in the lake and the constantly mutating Dutch cloudscapes. Anna Lambert, ELLE Decor, "Blue Horizons," 5 Jan. 2012 The shadow was not visible in the air above, only on the flat, broken cloudscape below us. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Alaska Airlines flight offers dramatic view of solar eclipse," 21 Aug. 2017 JunoCam has been spending a lot of time photographing the poles and cloudscapes of Jupiter, and the Great Red Spot. Gary Robbins,, "Gallery: A little camera from San Diego captures beauty of Jupiter," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of cloudscape

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Cloudscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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