Translation of cloud in Spanish:


nube, n.

Pronunciation /klaʊd//klaʊd/


  • 1

    (single) nube feminine
    (mass) nubes feminine
    (mass) nubosidad feminine
    patches of cloud nubosidades feminine
    • a large black cloud filled the sky un nubarrón negro cubría el cielo
    • there's not a cloud in the sky está totalmente despejado
    • the only cloud on the horizon is my exam la única nube en el horizonte / el único nubarrón es mi examen
    • the only cloud on an otherwise perfect summer la única sombra en un verano que hubiera sido perfecto
    • to cast a cloud on / over sth ensombrecer algo
    • Harriet usually in pursuit, in clouds of hairspray or exhaust.
    • A lorry thunders into the car park leaving a cloud of dust in its trail.
    • All he could see was a cloud of dust and smoke rising from the devastated Stable Block.
    • Neil Armstrong went tumbling down the ladder and fell to the lunar surface in a cloud of grey dust.
    • Flashes of lightning can illuminate entire clouds, making them visible from miles away.
    • As air rises, it cools, and its humidity begins condensing into clouds and precipitation.
    • Gray-brown stratus clouds in the upper atmosphere flew at high speed as though the planet was racked by a perpetual storm.
    • A cloud of smoke billowed up from the barrel of the pistol and the odor of gunpowder filled her nostrils.
    • Such snow is light and usually evaporates in the dry air below the clouds before reaching the ground.
    • The missile shot past them, exploding in a cloud of white smoke.
    • Once in awhile, a lone horseman would ride across the desert, a cloud of dust billowing behind him, but that was all she saw.
    • Rain poured down from the flat, gray clouds above as thunder boomed and lightning flashed.
    • The sunlight was just breaking through a patch of clouds.
    • There was always the threat of an end-of-summer downpour from the steely-grey clouds above, but none came.
    • The blasts sent debris and shrapnel flying in a wide radius, and hundreds of panicked school children ran for cover, engulfed by a cloud of smoke.
    • She saw buildings that disappeared into the clouds above her head.
    • Workers toiled in a cloud of dust in the light of powerful lamps set up to help them see.
    • The scattered clouds separate, revealing patches of bare sky.
    • The next thing I saw was a cloud of smoke billowing up from the next street over.
    • There was a crack of thunder and the three of them vanished in a cloud of smoke.
    • Miles motioned towards the gentlemen of the room, shrouded in a cloud of smoke and the smell of brandy.
    • A cloud of dust rises and momentarily obscures the wreck.
    • It was uncomfortable going in and out of clouds at 250 feet above the ground, but we saw the runway and figured we had come this far and might as well land.
    • A cloud of acrid smoke is hanging over the city and on the roads all the shops are closed for fear of rioting.
    • Within seconds, the clouds begin to disperse and the suns rays thaw my chilled arms.
    • Most tornadoes form under the southwestern section of the thunderstorm cloud.
    • The air got colder as rain clouds began to form above her head.
    • So in a cloud of dust, the taxi lurched forward, throwing me back into my seat at the back.
    • It collected in the atmosphere above cloud level and last night had spread across southern England and was heading towards the Channel
    • She shivered, suddenly cold - the sun had disappeared behind some wispy clouds.
    • Your home collapses in a cloud of dust, and a stray flying brick hits you squarely on the back of the head.
    • The forest seemed to be thinning out now, the clouds above finally visible.
    • The cloud level hung immediately above us blotting out the higher slopes.
    • The conditions required for tropical cyclones are also suitable conditions for thunderstorms, deep convective clouds with strong updraughts.
    • There was a loud hissing noise and a cloud of bright green smoke billowed towards them.
    • The most popular theory is that a cloud of dust smothered the earth in a thick haze that would have blocked out the sun.
    • Early on in this deployment I walked past a sports field and noticed a cloud of dust obscuring the far end.
    • As I tried to make my escape downhill, a cloud of smoke from another fire enveloped me.
    • When I looked over the edge of the foxhole, the village was obscured by a cloud of dust and smoke.
    • The cumulus cloud above him revealed a storm was brewing, one of violent proportions.
    • The moonlight had disappeared behind a cloud for the moment, and the corners of the room seemed exceptionally black.
  • 2

    (of gas, smoke, dust) nube feminine
    (of suspicion, ambiguity) halo masculine
    (of suspicion, ambiguity) nube feminine
    to go up in a cloud or clouds of smoke desaparecer en una nube de humo
    • By July 2000 the dark clouds appeared to have parted for him.
    • More than 80 per cent of those who seek treatment can lift the cloud of depression within a short time.
    • The peace protest was a unique experience for my children and me, and we will cherish the moment despite the clouds of war that still lie ahead.
    • Especially since the clouds of war are gathering over our boundaries.
    • A dark cloud of suspicion hangs over his internment though.
    • If the outcome of a sporting event is jeopardized or tainted by the cloud of suspicion, sport immediately loses all its appeal.
    • On the rare days that her clouds of pain had lifted and she forced a smile, it was through lips as grey as slate, set in a face like flour.
    • I felt a cloud settling on me as I sailed out of the harbour, a deep, dark cloud of troubles to come.
    • A man who has lived under the cloud of suspicion after the death of his wife today spoke of the trauma of a never ending wait for answers.
    • You'll have been arrested in a blaze of publicity but the police won't make quite the same fuss over your release, meaning the cloud of suspicion will hang over you.
    • An enormous cloud of worries and troubles covered my weary heart.
    • He says that one of the most difficult aspects of the entire ordeal has been the cloud of suspicion that continues to hang over his head.
    • Blind and solitary, he also trails clouds of great tragedy and loss.
    • Although the immediate signs are encouraging, there are dark clouds on the horizon.
    • He wanted to get the cloud of suspicion off his sons.
    • Since his arrival at the company the dark clouds threatening insolvency have continued to gather.
    • The cloud of gloom hanging over the area is so dense, it's hard to see any sign of a silver lining.
    • Despite the black cloud hovering nearby there was no threat to the railway network.
    • Vague clouds of negativity parted, and I started to feel as if I just have to decide what I want out of these last few months here, and then get sorted and make it happen.
    • The endgame is to remove the cloud of suspicion that now hovers over so many leading athletes, and with this in mind the agency posted letters on Friday to those suspected of drug use.
  • 3

    (of insects, birds)
    nube feminine
    • I'm dealing with clouds of blackbirds today but what did Annie say?
    • Small clouds of nameless winged things fluttered past our faces and I noticed her bat them away just so casually.
    • A handful of shorebirds scampered among clouds of tiny insects and piles of seaweed.
    • They look to the sky where at dawn the parents wheeled out in dark clouds of birds, to fish all day at sea.
    • Green-gold reefs and white breakers, a huddle of black rocks topped with scrubby bushes and clouds of birds.
    • This was Juan's first major trip, but we still made good progress despite the clouds of mosquitoes and raucous birds that plagued us for the first 500m.
    • I must have looked ridiculous emerging into clouds of mosquitoes in the middle of nowhere.
    • When he mows, clouds of mosquitoes swarm up from the grass in front of the riding mower.
    • Aside from the stinging clouds of mosquitoes, the jungle is nearly motionless.
    • The latter method ensures that your hands will be covered by sticky ooze guaranteed to attract clouds of annoying flies.
    • During the hot weather it's a pestilential place, populated by heavy clouds of biting insects.
    • There are whole valleys of birds, millions of them, clouds of them.
    • Their screaming contorting aerobatics as they swoop on clouds of insects keeps me greatly amused.
    • I backed away in horror as the puddle spread, joined by clouds of insects from the surrounding swamp.
    • I remember this from childhood - great clouds of oversized winged insects, swarming up from the pavement cracks and the nooks and crannies in walls.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (dim, blur)
    (vision/view) nublar
    (mirror/glass) empañar
    emotion clouded his judgment la emoción lo ofuscaba
    • to cloud the issue embrollar el asunto
    • Mind you, as I say, it's a while since I saw them… so my judgment may be clouded.
    • And unfortunately, everything was clouded by their judgment of his work because they did not like his political cause.
    • But please, please take a minute and consider whether your reasoning might be clouded by emotions.
    • Meanwhile, toxic waste, agricultural pesticides and heavy metals continue to cloud our water supply.
    • The issue has been clouded by the general misrepresentation of some of these products.
    • Adding another flag to the top of your car doesn't make the team play any better, it just clouds your better judgement.
    • The whole issue continues to be clouded by half-truths and rumour, and that is only likely to get worse.
    • The use of embryonic stem cells, however, is clouded by the ethical issues that surround the use of cells harvested from early human embryos.
    • His judgement could have been clouded by the alcohol he had drunk and he may have been so overwhelmed with pain that he took extra tablets.
    • A part of his mind clouded over by shock and horror had taken control of his body and thoughts, driving him onward through a haze of pain and betrayal.
    • Both sets of trials have been clouded in uncertainty due to a recent constitutional amendment which prohibits retrospective prosecution.
    • Although he had not braked, his judgment would have been clouded and there did not seem to be a particular motive.
    • The clear sense of artistic vision has been clouded by the commercial vision of making a blockbuster.
    • Yet there are numerous issues clouding its future.
    • The future of the premises, just along the road from the council offices, has long been clouded in uncertainty.
    • But he has not allowed his judgment to become clouded by a remarkably successful first seven months in Scotland.
    • The issue is further clouded by the plausible special pleading that the development industry has successfully propagated.
    • The issue is further clouded by two other factors.
    • He admitted that his judgment had been clouded by drink.
    • Magistrates said the farming industry had been going through an exceptional period at the time and his judgement had been clouded.
    • He shuffled over to her, kicking up mud and clouding the water.
  • 2

    (spoil, mar)
    (relationship/enjoyment) empañar
    • However, instead of clouding my love of James Cook, unpeeling the onion layers of George's life and his own discoveries added a vital new angle to the traditional Cook story.
    • As we all know, with work or anything else that we do, there must be disadvantages or hard times but for him those won't be clouding his time at the resort.
    • The rows have clouded an otherwise optimistic mood after seven days of tough talking by ministers from 180 nations.
    • And their long-term investment plans are clouded by lack of detail on spending commitments for the final two years of the next Parliament.
    • She demonstrates how this colossal structure of deceit clouds the historical record.
    • The only thing clouding the event was the threat of rain.
    • But the joy of that tends to become clouded by the extreme sadness of another Christmas without my sister.
    • The incident clouds their enjoyment of the party, because her mother becomes quiet and distant.
    • If there is a pattern to his career, it could be one of high profile success, sometimes clouded by emotion.
    • The marketing manager at the racecourse said it had still been a tremendous day despite the allegations clouding the sport.
    • If we have peace of mind, we can weather through the rough patches, but guilt, hatred or depression can cloud the brightest day.
    • But his rule was clouded by allegations of authoritarianism, corruption and a lack of scruples in dealing with his opponents.
  • 3

    (make cloudy)
    (beer) enturbiar
    • Small puddles of blood surrounded them and my eyes began to cloud over with tears.
    • Since these papers are the ‘stained glass’ in the windows, their transparency must not be clouded by glue.
    • Barbara answered, tears clouding her clear green eyes.
    • The sky is overcast, clouded by dank mists of humidity thronging the volcanoes and mountains.
    • His eyes, once clear orbs of deep purple, were clouded and almost lilac in shade.
    • You know, wouldn't it have been better to go outside on a day not clouded over and bearing rain and wind?
    • His voice was raw and I noticed his usually clear eyes were red rimmed and clouded.
    • Before she was well on her feet, she was dashing for home, her vision clouded by tears as she fumbled along the road.
    • The clear sky has been instantly clouded with brown dirt.
    • An arrow hissed threw the air and found it's mark, the old doe fell to the ground in a crumpled heap as her eyes clouded over.
    • Maurice paused when his eyes began to cloud with tears.
    • The normally crystal clear water was clouded and turgid.
    • Trembling slightly, I look up at him staring hard at me, his pupils clouded over.
    • But as I hesitated, the cataracts clouded over and the old blind man clicked his tongue.
    • Unclear urine was treated with an acetic acid solution to dissolve phosphates that could be clouding the urine.
    • The night sky was a clouded one, blocking out all light from the moon.
    • His eyes glittered with joyous tears, clouding over his ocean-like eyes.
    • The hot water had clouded up the mirror, and I reached out a hand to wipe the vapor away.
    • Substances such as egg whites or gelatin are added to remove astringent substances or proteins which can cloud the wine and give off flavours.
    • There were some splinters of wood in a glass case, the clear surface clouded with age.
    • They should not be clouded by steam, frost, water droplets or tarnished by cracks or scratches.
    • Lisa's vision began to cloud with tears, but she forced herself not to cry.
    • He glanced at the sky, clouded with fog, the sun hidden from view.
    • White's vision clouded, objects becoming blurred behind a razor sharp mist of pain, both physical and mental.
    • The visibility of the water would have been clouded at the time of the incident had there been any swimmers, paddlers or waders in this area.
    • The sky above was now clouded and a light drizzle began to fall to the ground.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (wine/beer) enturbiarse
    her eyes clouded with tears las lágrimas le empañaron / le nublaron los ojos