Meaning of “cloud bank” in the English Dictionary

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"cloud bank" in British English

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cloud banknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklaʊd ˌbæŋk/ us /ˈklaʊd ˌbæŋk/

Examples from literature

  • But woolly, white cloud banks sailed lazily aloft, intensifying by contrast the blue of the sky. 
  • I don't like the look of that haze and that cloud bank. 
  • Light fleeces of cloud drifted in the azure sky, but to the west heavy cloud banks threatened with rain. 
  • The farmer considered, casting an anxious glance at the cloud bank into which the sun had sunk. 
  • Three gleaming specks had just burst through a cloud bank to the north. 

(Definition of “cloud bank” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)