See also: nüe and nüè

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nue +‎ -ée.

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nuée f (plural nuées)

  1. (chiefly formal or literary) thick cloud
  2. cloud (of arrows, insects)
  3. horde, host, swarm (of people, birds, enemies etc.)
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, I.2.xiii:
      On n'entendait que les petits cris faibles d'une nuée d'oiseaux de passage qui traversaient le ciel à une hauteur immense.
      All that could be heard were the weak, distant cries of a flock of migratory birds crossing the sky at an immense height.

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NounEdit

nuée f (plural nuées)

  1. (Jersey) cloud

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