Cloud forming a broken layer of small fleecy clouds at high altitude (usually 5 to 13 km, 16,500 to 45,000 ft), typically with a rippled or granulated appearance (as in a mackerel sky).
More example sentences
- The breeze was soft, but bracingly cool, and the deep blue of the sky was checkered with a high cirrocumulus web, glinting golden and magenta in the glancing sunlight.
- The type of clouds most often found in the high level étage are cirrus, cirrocumulus and cirrostratus.
- They are similar to the higher cirrocumulus, but are larger and have dark, shadowy sides.
Definition of cirrocumulus in:
- The US English dictionary