cirrocumulus


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cir·ro·cu·mu·lus

 (sîr′ō-kyo͞om′yə-ləs)
n.
A high-altitude cloud composed of a series of small, regularly arranged cloudlets in the form of ripples or grains.

cirrocumulus

(ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Physical Geography) meteorol a high cloud of ice crystals grouped into small separate globular masses, usually occurring above 6000 metres (20 000 feet). See also mackerel sky

cir•ro•cu•mu•lus

(ˌsɪr oʊˈkyu myə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a high-altitude cloud composed of ice crystals and characterized by thin white patches.
[1795–1805]
cir`ro•cu′mu•lar, cir`ro•cu′mu•la`tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv) cir`ro•cu′mu•lous, adj.

cir·ro·cu·mu·lus

(sîr′ō-kyo͞om′yə-ləs)
A grainy or rippled cloud formation, usually occurring in sheets or bands. Cirrocumulus clouds form at upper levels of the atmosphere.
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Noun1.cirrocumulus - a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
Translations

cirrocumulus

[ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs] N (cirrocumuli (pl)) [ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjʊlaɪ]cirrocúmulo m
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Cirrocumulus undulatus are patches or layers of small puffy clouds arranged in patterns.
CIRROCUMULUS CLOUDS - These are lots of small white clouds - called cloudlets - grouped cloudlets - grouped together at high levtogether at high levels.