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cu·mu·lo·nim·bus

 (kyo͞om′yə-lō-nĭm′bəs)
n. pl. cu·mu·lo·nim·bus·es or cu·mu·lo·nim·bi (-bī)
An extremely dense, vertically developed cumulus with a low dark base and fluffy masses that extend to great heights, usually producing heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms.

cumulonimbus

(ˌkjuːmjʊləʊˈnɪmbəs)
n, pl -bi (-baɪ) or -buses
(Physical Geography) meteorol a cumulus cloud of great vertical extent, the top often forming an anvil shape and the bottom being dark coloured, indicating rain or hail: associated with thunderstorms

cu•mu•lo•nim•bus

(ˌkyu myə loʊˈnɪm bəs)

n., pl. -bi (-baɪ) -bus•es.
a cloud indicative of thunderstorm conditions, characterized by large, dense towers that may reach great heights.
[1885–90]

cu·mu·lo·nim·bus

(kyo͞om′yə-lō-nĭm′bəs)
A very large cloud with a low, dark base and fluffy masses that billow upward to great heights. Cumulonimbus clouds usually produce heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cumulonimbus - a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricitycumulonimbus - a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
Translations

cumulonimbus

[ˌkjuːmjʊləʊˈnɪmbəs] N (cumulonimbi (pl)) [ˌkjuːmjʊləʊˈnɪmbaɪ]cumulonimbo m

cumulonimbus

nKumulonimbus m

cumulonimbus

[ˌkjuːmjʊləʊˈnɪmbəs] n (Met) → cumulonembo
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At the end of each major section, the author gives a brief two-page introduction to a meteorological topic, such as dew formation at dawn, thermals and cloud formation, refraction and sky color, cumulonimbi and rainbows, and a description of dusk.