Definition of cumuliform in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞omyələˌfôrm/

Entry from US English dictionary


(Of a cloud) developed in a predominantly vertical direction.
Example sentences
  • Cloud bands indicating shallow convective heat development maturing as shallow cumuliform cloud is the likely result.
  • Snow can form in cumuliform clouds and also in stratiform clouds - altostratus and nimbostratus.
  • Convection generally produces cumuliform clouds but may produce stratocumulus and altocumulus.

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Syllabification: cu·mu·li·form

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