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Meaning of "cirrocumulus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRROCUMULUS

cirrocumulus  [ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRROCUMULUS

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Cirrocumulus is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CIRROCUMULUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cirrocumulus

Cirrocumulus cloud

Cirrocumulus is one of the three main genus-types of high-altitude tropospheric clouds, which also includes cirrus and cirrostratus. They usually occur at an altitude of 5 kilometres to 12 kilometres. Like lower altitude cumuliform and stratocumuliform clouds, cirrocumulus signifies convection. Unlike other high cirrus and cirrostratus, cirrocumulus includes a small amount of liquid water droplets, although these are in a supercooled state. Ice crystals are the predominant component, and typically, the ice crystals cause the supercooled water drops in the cloud to rapidly freeze, transforming the cirrocumulus into cirrostratus. This process can also produce precipitation in the form of a virga consisting of ice or snow. Thus cirrocumulus clouds are usually short-lived. They usually only form as part of a short-lived transitionary phase within an area of cirrus clouds and can also form briefly as a result of the breaking up of part of a cumulonimbus anvil. Properly, the term cirrocumulus refers to each cloud, but is typically also used to refer to an entire patch of cirrocumulus. When used in this way, each cirrocumulus element is referred to as a "cloudlet".

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRROCUMULUS


altocumulus
ˌæltəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
cumulous
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
emulous
ˈɛmjʊləs
famulus
ˈfæmjʊləs
fractocumulus
ˌfræktəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
fumulus
ˈfjuːmjʊləs
hamulus
ˈhæmjʊləs
interstimulus
ˌɪntəˈstɪmjʊləs
limulus
ˈlɪmjʊləs
mimulus
ˈmɪmjʊləs
poststimulus
ˌpəʊstˈstɪmjʊləs
ramulous
ˈræmjʊləs
ramulus
ˈræmjʊləs
Romulus
ˈrɒmjʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
stratocumulus
ˌstrætəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
tremulous
ˈtrɛmjʊləs
tumulous
ˈtjuːmjʊləs
tumulus
ˈtjuːmjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRROCUMULUS

cirque
cirrate
cirrhipede
cirrhosed
cirrhosis
cirrhosis of the liver
cirrhotic
cirri
cirriform
cirrigrade
cirriped
cirripede
cirrocumuli
cirrose
cirrostrati
cirrostrative
cirrostratus
cirrous
cirrus
cirsoid

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRROCUMULUS

annulus
bulk modulus
calculus
colliculus
conditioned stimulus
differential calculus
dracunculus
elastic modulus
funiculus
glomerulus
homunculus
integral calculus
modulus
oculus
opulus
precalculus
ranunculus
regulus
unconditioned stimulus
Young´s modulus

Synonyms and antonyms of cirrocumulus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cirrocumulus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRROCUMULUS

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The translations of cirrocumulus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cirrocumulus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卷积云
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cirrocúmulos
570 millions of speakers

English

cirrocumulus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cirrocumulus
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سحب سمحاقية ركامية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перисто-кучевые
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cirrocumulus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

cirrocumulus
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cirrocumulus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cirrocumulus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

cirrocumulus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巻積雲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

cirrocumulus
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cirrocumulus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cirrocumulus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

cirrocumulus
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सिडरोक्यूम्यलसस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cirrocumulus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cirrocumulus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cirrocumulus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перисто - купчасті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cirrocumulus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cirrocumulus
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cirrocumulus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cirrocumulus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cirrocumulus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cirrocumulus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRROCUMULUS»

The term «cirrocumulus» is normally little used and occupies the 113.084 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRROCUMULUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cirrocumulus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRROCUMULUS»

Discover the use of cirrocumulus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cirrocumulus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and ...
This term modif es these basic cloud types to cirrocumulus, altocumulus, and stratocumulus and indicates wave clouds that form downwind of mountains. fractus (frangere, to break or fracture) Clouds that have a ragged or torn appearance; ...
C. Donald Ahrens, Peter Lawrence Jackson, Christine E. J. Jackson, 2012
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The Cloud Collector's Handbook
Composed almost entirely of ice crystals, Cirrocumulus is actually a rare and fleeting cloud. Mostly, when you see a layer of cloudlets, they belong to the lower water-droplet cloud, Altocumulus. That's why Cirrocumulus is a big points earner,  ...
Gavin Pretor-Pinney, 2011
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Report of the ... Meeting
29744 37'4 35-2 32-2 □182 82 S.W. 7 0 Very dense clouds in S. ; cirrus elsewhere generally. 1 op.m. 30-017 486 43 '4 377 □226 66 S.W. 10 0 » '5 M 30- 019 489 43-3 372 •222 65 s.s.w. 10 0 Light cirrocumulus and a little 1 30 n 30- 014 490 ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866
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Report of the Annual Meeting
"I Cumulus, cirrocumulus, and t cirrus. Cumulus, cirrus, and cirro- cumulus in the zenith. Cumulus, cirrocumulus, and cirrus ; the zenith is clear. } Cumulus; cirrocumulus in the zenith and cirrus. \ Cirrus and cirrocumulus. Cirrus, cirrostratus, 1 ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting, 1864
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Meteorology
Cirrocumulus Abbreviation: Cc190 Cirrocumulus clouds form when moist air at a high altitude reaches saturation, creatingicecrystals. Instabilityatthecloudlevel gives thecloudits cumuliform appearance.191 • cirrocumulus castellanus192 ...
By Wikipedians
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Philosophical Magazine
April 13. — Fair hot day, cumuli and rather hazy air ; features of large cirrocumulus about noon. .Therm, midday 73°; midnight 49°. Barom. 29.90. Wind SE, and gentle. April 14. — Fine dry weather, cumuli the prevailing clouds. Wind southerly.
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Meteorology
cirrocumulus cirrocumulus (Cc) clouds are thin, white clouds that often appear in ripples arranged in a regular formation (fIgurE 4-25). The smaller size of the individual cumulus lumps in cirrocumulus clouds distinguish this cloud type from  ...
Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison Director Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (Cimss) Steven A Ackerman, Steven A. Ackerman, John A. Knox, 2013
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The Weather Observer: June 29, 1942
(b) Cirrocumvlus. — Cirrocumulus clouds are small, white masses of cloud, globular or flakelike in appearance, usually without shadows. They are ordinarily part of a patch or layer and are arranged in groups or rows, often so close together as ...
United States. War Department, 1942
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Cloud Dynamics
Cirrocumulus is a "thin white patch, sheet or layer of cloud without shading, composed of very small elements in the form of grains, ripples, etc., merged or separate, and more or less regularly arranged; most of the elements have an apparent ...
Robert A. Houze, Jr., 1994
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The Philosophical Magazine: Comprehending the Various ...
Oct. 16 — Fair warm day, cirrus and cirrocumulus with some cumuli, followed by all the modifications variously mixed in different altitudes and interfused with mistiness ; fine orange colour at sun-set ; flashes of lightning by night. Oct. 1 7.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRROCUMULUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cirrocumulus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rainy season survival guide
You don't have to be a member of The Cloud Appreciation Society, nor be able to distinguish a cirrus uncinus from a cirrocumulus stratiformis. «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
2
'New' cloud to have its day in the sun
High clouds: Cirrus, Cirrocumulus and Cirrostratus. • Middle clouds: Altocumulus , Altostratus and Nimbostratus. • Low clouds: Stratocumulus ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
3
'Rainbow' splashed clouds paint West Michigan skies
According to the Cloud Appreciation Society, “iridescence can often occur in Altocumulus and Cirrocumulus clouds, but appears most often in ... «WOODTV.com, May 15»
4
The 12 types of clouds you meet in the spring and summer
When something disturbs the supercooled water vapour in alto- or cirrocumulus clouds -- such as a plane passing through -- the sudden ... «The Weather Network, May 15»
5
Stunning clouds over SLO created by ice crystals and water vapor
High clouds are classified as cirrus, cirrostratus and cirrocumulus and form at altitudes from 16,000 to 43,000 feet at our latitude. They are ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Mar 15»
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What's that in the sky?
... a Fallstreak Hole, also known as a "hole punch cloud," is a "large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus ... «KSAT San Antonio, Mar 15»
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British Landscapes Photography: Creative Clouds
These are cirrocumulus clouds and typically appear as white, patchy sheets with ripples or tufts. These are often organised in rows, but since ... «Anglotopia.net, Mar 15»
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Cloud 'holes' float over Southeast
"Hole punch" clouds are so named for the gaps in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds that appear to be made by a giant hole punch, below ... «WTSP 10 News, Feb 15»
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Weird Cloud Phenomenon in British Columbia!
High clouds, such as cirrocumulus or the high altocumulus are often composed of water that is MUCH colder than 0°C but hasn't turned into ice ... «Wxedge.com, Feb 15»
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Picture This: Holey Clouds, Fireballs & Fall in Full Force
Called a fallstreak hole or a hole punch cloud, the phenomenon is a gap that forms in high- to mid-level clouds like cirrocumulus or altocumulus ... «Climate Central, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cirrocumulus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cirrocumulus>. Aug 2019 ».
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