Definition of Cirrocumulus

1. Noun. A cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples.

Exact synonyms: Cirrocumulus Cloud
Generic synonyms: Cloud



Definition of Cirrocumulus

1. n. See under Cloud.

Definition of Cirrocumulus

1. Noun. (context: physics Meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type appearing as a thin, white patch of cloud without shadows, composed of very small droplets in the form of grains or ripples. The elements may be merged or separate, and more or less regularly arranged; they subtend an angle of less than 1° when observed at an angle of more than 30° above the horizon. Holes or rifts often occur in a sheet of cirrocumulus. Abbreviated Cc. ¹

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Definition of Cirrocumulus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cirrocumulus

cirrhosis of the liver
cirrhotic
cirrhotics
cirrhous
cirrhus
cirri
cirriferous
cirriform
cirrigerous
cirrigrade
cirriped
cirripede
cirripedes
cirripeds
cirrocumuli
cirrocumulus (current term)
cirrocumulus cloud
cirrose
cirrostrati
cirrostratus
cirrostratus cloud
cirrous
cirrus
cirrus cloud
cirruses
cirsectomy
cirsoceles
cirsodesis
cirsoid

Literary usage of Cirrocumulus

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1. The Climate of London: Deduced from Meteorological Observations Made in the by Luke Howard (1833)
"Cumuli alone early: in evening, streaks of Cirrus above them; some clouds showed a tendency to cirrocumulus. 24. cirrocumulus followed by increased heat, ..."

2. The Contemplative Philosopher: Or, Short Essays on the Various Objects of by Richard Lobb (1817)
"cirrocumulus.—After the cirrus has ceased to conduct the electric fluid, ... Its change to the cirrocumulus is frequently marked by the following ..."

3. American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge edited by Jared Sparks, Francis Bowen, George Partridge Sanger (1831)
"_ The cirrocumulus of summer is of a middle nature between the two last; ... Thus the cirrus or cirrostratus often changes into cirrocumulus, ..."

4. Greenland, the Adjacent Seas, and the North-west Passage to the Pacific by Bernard O'Reilly (1818)
"... with numerous bergs, and appeared unbroken for leagues in extent, east and west. The state of cloud this day, beautiful cirrocumulus, and flimsy ..."

5. Researches about Atmospheric Phaenomena by Thomas Forster (1815)
"In stormy weather, previous to thunder, a cirrocumulus often appears, ... I have often had occasion to mention the cirrocumulus, as being very generally a ..."

6. Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics by Thomas Thomson (1818)
"Very tine day: cirrocumulus above Cumulus producing beautiful clouds by ... Cloudy morning: light shower, then fine with Cirrus and cirrocumulus. 13. ..."

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