Definition of cumulonimbus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͞omyəlōˈnimbəs/

noun (plural cumulonimbi /-ˈnimbī/ /-bē/)

A cloud forming a towering mass with a flat base at fairly low altitude and often a flat top, as in thunderstorms.
Example sentences
  • The rising air cools and produces towering cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds.
  • The rising air is associated with a region of low air pressure, towering cumulonimbus clouds and rain.
  • As air rises in a large cumulonimbus or thunderhead cloud condensation occurs and all three forms of water are present.

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Syllabification: cu·mu·lo·nim·bus

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