noun (plural altocumuli /ˌaltəʊˈkjuːmjʊlʌɪ/ /ˌaltəʊˈkjuːmjʊliː/)[mass noun]
Cloud forming a layer of rounded masses with a level base, occurring at medium altitude (typically 2 to 7 km, 6,500 to 23,000 ft): a layer of altocumulus [count noun]: altocumuli moved across the sky
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- No altocumulus cloud anywhere in Earth's real atmosphere would be caught dead above 20,000 feet.
- By the time we had a task and were ready to rock the wind had backed off to only 10 km/h, and with the sun being blocked from wide spread altocumulus clouds conditions suddenly were barely soarable.
- It is caused by light shining through thin altocumulus, which causes the light to bend as it passes through the water droplets within the cloud.
Words that rhyme with altocumuluscirrocumulus, cumulus, stratocumulus, tumulus
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