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From a Latin nūbila, noun use of the feminine of nūbilus (cloudy), from nūbēs. Cognate with Sicilian nuvula. Compare Catalan núvol.


  • IPA(key): /ˈ
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  • Rhymes: -uvola
  • Hyphenation: nù‧vo‧la


nuvola f (plural nuvole)

  1. cloud
    Synonym: nube
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto XXX, lines 28–33, page 459:
      così dentro una nuvola di fiori ¶ che da le mani angeliche saliva ¶ e ricadeva in giù dentro e di fori, ¶ donna m’apparve, sotto verde manto ¶ vestita di color di fiamma viva.
      Thus in the bosom of a cloud of flowers which from those hands angelical ascended, and downward fell again inside and out, over her snow-white veil with olive cinct appeared a lady under a green mantle, vested in colour of the living flame.

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