Definition of cirrocumulus in English:


Syllabification: cir·ro·cu·mu·lus
Pronunciation: /ˌsirōˈkyo͞omyələs


  • Cloud forming a broken layer of small fleecy clouds at high altitude, usually 16,500–45,000 feet (5-13 km), typically with a rippled or granulated appearance (as in a mackerel sky).
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    • 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.

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