Definition of stratocumulus in English:

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stratocumulus

Pronunciation: /ˌstradōˈkyo͞omyələs/
/ˌstrādōˈkyo͞omyələs/

noun

Cloud forming a low layer of clumped or broken gray masses.
Example sentences
  • In summer, Arctic Ocean packice cover is incomplete and heavily puddled, which maintains a constant layer of stratus and stratocumulus cloud cover.
  • It is characterized by a sky covered by a layer of stratus or stratocumulus which tends to persist because of the weak atmospheric circulation.
  • If this is so, any cumulus which does form during the daytime will quickly stop growing and spread into a layer of stratocumulus and then disperse when night comes.

Words that rhyme with stratocumulus

altocumulus, cirrocumulus, cumulus, tumulus
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