Meaning of “cumulus” in the English Dictionary


"cumulus" in English

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cumulusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkjuː.mjə.ləs/ us /ˈkjuː.mjə.ləs/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Cumulus and cirrus clouds are white. 
  • He paints, as a rule, the rolling cumulus, and is one of the first of the younger artists. 
  • In the hot air a bank of cumulus clouds glowed red as from a distant conflagration. 
  • The back drop should be of light blue with a few cumulus clouds in white. 
  • The cumulus was changing to the nimbus. 
  • We should have seen the sun to-day, but a bank of cumulus effectually hid him, although the daylight is a never-ending joy. 

(Definition of “cumulus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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