Meaning of word cloud in English:

word cloud


  • An image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.

    ‘Louise generated a word cloud of lyrics from the new album’
    • ‘Hirst has a great tutorial on how to create a (tag or) word cloud based on a hashtag feed from Twitter.’
    • ‘The word cloud displays targeted keywords in red, linked words underlined, and non-linked words as regular text.’
    • ‘I made a word cloud of the stuff that appears on my site.’
    • ‘Wordle is a toy for generating word clouds from text that you provide.’
    • ‘The largest words you see here were said most often by the president, but you may notice something is missing from this computer-generated word cloud of the president's remarks, and from the speech itself.’
    • ‘To take the study a little further, I stored all the post's titles and created a title word cloud for the top 10% of the 3,800.’
    • ‘Comments from those sessions were posted on the city's imagineBloomington site, and frequently heard terms are expressed boldly in word clouds.’
    • ‘There are over 60 sections of information to dig into, including word clouds, pie charts and maps’
    • ‘Each of these can be expanded to see even more data, maps, word clouds, and other information tidbits that provide a new level of richness to your life's statistics.’
    • ‘You can click on any keyword in the word cloud to get more in-depth reports.’
    • ‘A word cloud of Monday morning's coverage would include the word "again" in three-foot-high letters.’
    • ‘Another exercise devised by Common Core promoters features the Gettysburg Address as a word cloud.’