Definition of nimbostratus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnɪmbə(ʊ)ˈstrɑːtəs/
Pronunciation: /ˌnɪmbə(ʊ)ˈstreɪtəs/


[mass noun]
Cloud forming a thick uniform grey layer at low altitude, from which rain or snow often falls (without any lightning or thunder).
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with nimbostratus

altostratus, cirrostratus, stratus

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Line breaks: nimbo|stratus

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