Definition of nimbostratus in English:


Syllabification: nim·bo·stra·tus
Pronunciation: /ˌnimbōˈstratəs, -ˈstrā-


A type of cloud forming a thick uniform gray layer at low altitude, from which rain or snow often falls (without any lightning or thunder).
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  • Lesser values can be recorded in between the main storm cores and from the nimbostratus.
  • Well, it is quite light in colour to be a nimbostratus but precipitation all day long in connection with a weather front depicts the cloud.
  • Rain and snow often accompany the development of nimbostratus clouds.


late 19th century: modern Latin, from nimbus + stratus.

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