Definition of Cumulonimbus

1. Noun. A dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms.

Exact synonyms: Cumulonimbus Cloud, Thundercloud
Generic synonyms: Cloud

Definition of Cumulonimbus

1. Noun. A cloud, with a tall structure and a flat base, that is often associated with thunderstorms. ¹

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Definition of Cumulonimbus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cumulonimbus

cumulative effects
cumulative preferred
cumulative preferred stock
cumulative trauma disorders
cumulative vote
cumulative voting
cumulonimbus (current term)
cumulonimbus cloud
cumulus cloud
cumulus oophorus
cumulus ovaricus

Literary usage of Cumulonimbus

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1. Handbook of Meteorology: A Manual for Cooperative Observers and Students by Jacques Wardlaw Redway (1921)
"The fibrous mantle that hovers over the top of the cumulonimbus is a cloud ... The eruption of Vesuvius in 1872 created a series of cumulonimbus clouds with ..."

2. Cloudland: A Study on the Structure and Characters of Clouds by William Clement Ley (1894)
"Study of the upper surface of a distant cumulonimbus in the daytime, if the air is clear, enables a practised observer to know whether he is looking at a ..."

3. Weather by Rose/Graf (2002)
"There are four main types of clouds: cumulus, cumulonimbus, cirrus, and stratus. ... cumulonimbus clouds typically mean thunderstorms with heavy rain. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"... or four points from the SW up to \V. or WNW Almost directly after, unless very near the centre of the cyclone, the clouds take the form of cumulonimbus, ..."

5. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"... temperature, and vapor tension In a lofty cumulonimbus cloud, observed by the Weather Bureau, July 2ยป, 18%. saturated vapor is passing into water at ..."

6. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences by Washington Academy of Sciences (1915)
"... originating nor storm-controlling factors, but themselves the result of those violent winds that obtain beneath and within large cumulonimbus clouds. ..."

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