Definition of Cirrus cloud

1. Noun. A wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles).

Exact synonyms: Cirrus
Generic synonyms: Cloud
Specialized synonyms: Mare's Tail



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cirrus Cloud

cirrigerous
cirrigrade
cirriped
cirripede
cirripedes
cirripeds
cirrocumuli
cirrocumulus
cirrocumulus cloud
cirrose
cirrostrati
cirrostratus
cirrostratus cloud
cirrous
cirrus
cirrus cloud (current term)
cirruses
cirsectomy
cirsoceles
cirsodesis
cirsoid
cirsomphalos
cirsophthalmia
cirsotome
cirsotomy
cirurgical
cis-

Literary usage of Cirrus cloud

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"Note on a peculiar development of " Cirrus " Cloud observed in Southern Switzerland. BY EGBERT H. SCOTT, MA, FRS [Received December 2nd, 1890. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science: Comprising Astronomy, Chemistry, Dynamics by George Farrer Rodwell (1871)
"cirrus cloud.—This cloud consists of wavy thin filaments, paralleler diverging. ... Sometimes the cirrus cloud presents the appearance of a delicate ..."

3. Wells's Natural Philosophy: For the Use of Schools, Academies, and Private by David Ames Wells, Worthington Chauncey Ford (1879)
"It is highly probable that the cirrus cloud, at great elevations, does not consist of vesicles of mist, but of flakes of snow. Fig 204, A, represents the ..."

4. The Elements of Physical Geography: For the Use of Schools, Academies, and by Edwin James Houston (1901)
"The first two are modifications of the cirrus cloud ; the third, of the cumulus. The Cirro-Cumulus is a cirrus cloud, arranged in little rounded masses, ..."

5. The Chautauqua Course in Physics by Joel Dorman Steele (1889)
"The cirro-cumulus is formed by small rounded portions of cirrus cloud, ... The cirro-stratus is produced when the cirrus cloud spreads into long, ..."

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