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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
    • early 14th century, Dante, “Canto XXX”, in Purgatorio, lines 28–33:
      così dentro una nuvola di fiori
      che da le mani angeliche saliva
      e ricadeva in giù dentro e di fori
      Thus in the bosom of a cloud of flowers which from those hands angelical ascended, and downward fell again inside and out

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