Definition of cloud cover in English:

cloud cover


  • [in singular] A mass of cloud covering all or most of the sky.

    • ‘I reached forward and switched on the stormscope, while searching for holes in the dense cloud cover.’
    • ‘Now and again, she dipped beneath the cloud cover to verify her location, but there was no problem really.’
    • ‘The cloud cover only allowed the new sun through here in this spot.’
    • ‘By the second sortie, the cloud cover was broken up and he could see even more of the action and the hundreds of vessels in the Channel.’
    • ‘The weather had gotten a little bit better, as the early morning sunshine was starting to pierce the cloud cover a little.’
    • ‘Far in the west the lofty crest of the Rockies flickered snow white between swirling openings in the cloud cover.’
    • ‘As he descended to 4,000 feet, he broke through the cloud cover and saw the coast of France below him.’
    • ‘As the two walked up the quiet trail, the moon escaped from the thick cloud cover and momentarily lit the trees around them.’
    • ‘That cloud cover may have actually decreased daytime temperatures by blocking sunlight.’
    • ‘The cloud cover made looking at Venus through a telescope about as exciting as staring at a billiard ball.’
    • ‘However, as the rain subsided and the cloud cover eased, the music came to soothe and reward the faithful group of supporters.’
    • ‘The craft was flying roughly east to west just above the cloud cover.’
    • ‘Although their ultimate enemy had been the weather, the mist and cloud cover had made the attack possible in the first place.’
    • ‘Every few moments he checked the cloud cover for punctures or tears, any hole that might afford him a glimpse.’
    • ‘Constellations, which could have enabled them to calculate the year, couldn't be seen through the ever-present cloud cover.’
    • ‘There was a little cloud cover, but not enough to obstruct the view.’
    • ‘I had trouble spotting the sandpits because of a cloud cover at 5,000 feet.’
    • ‘Not only were the mosquito's unbearable because of recent rains, the cloud cover was the worst I've seen in a while.’
    • ‘It now was dark with a broken cloud cover and a barely visible horizon.’
    • ‘The cloud cover had lifted a little, broken by patches of snow-colored sky.’
    meteorological conditions, atmospheric conditions, meteorology, climate
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cloud cover

/ˈkloud ˌkəvər/