Definition of “cirrus” - English Dictionary


“cirrus” in English

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cirrusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪr.əs/ us /ˈsɪr.əs/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Cumulus and cirrus clouds are white. 
  • When cirrus clouds are in the sky, it means the weather is going to change soon. 
  • The eighth cirrus is by itself, near the base of the largest posterior cirrus. 
  • There was a wide ring around it, and he remembered noticing the wisps of cirrus clouds gathering overhead through the afternoon. 

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

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