cumulonimbus


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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations

cumulonimbus

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

nKumulonimbus m
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cumulonimbus

[ˌkjuːmjʊləʊˈnɪmbəs] n (Met) → cumulonembo
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Meanwhile, outside our frail craft the lightning flashes through the towering cumulonimbus clouds of impending economic doom, thick ice forms on the airspeed monitors, the autopilot disengages and, just as you reach screaming point, the bloke in the next seat turns out to be the BNP's Nick Griffin, who smiles and says "Turned out nice again, hasn't it?" If this were a bad dream, we would all wake up now.
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And while you're at it you can plan a holiday in the sun or impress your children by pointing out that cumulonimbus cloud formation over the back garden.
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