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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloud]
    • /klaʊd/
    • /klaʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloud]
    • /klaʊd/

Definitions of clouding word

  • noun clouding a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface. 1
  • noun clouding any similar mass, especially of smoke or dust. 1
  • noun clouding a dim or obscure area in something otherwise clear or transparent. 1
  • noun clouding a patch or spot differing in color from the surrounding surface. 1
  • noun clouding anything that obscures or darkens something, or causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, disgrace, etc. 1
  • noun clouding a great number of insects, birds, etc., flying together: a cloud of locusts obscuring the sun. 1

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Origin of clouding

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English clūd rock, hill; probably akin to clod

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Parts of speech for Clouding


clouding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clouding

noun clouding

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