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cirrocumulus

Line breaks: cirro|cumu¦lus
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
 
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Definition of cirrocumulus in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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).
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.

Words that rhyme with cirrocumulus

altocumulus, cumulus, stratocumulus, tumulus

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