Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over


[sir-oh-kyoo-myuh-luh s] /ˌsɪr oʊˈkyu myə ləs/
noun, plural cirrocumulus.
a cirriform cloud of a class characterized by thin, white patches, each of which is composed of very small granules or ripples: of high altitude, about 20,000–40,000 feet (6000–12,000 meters).
Origin of cirrocumulus
1795-1805; cirro- + cumulus
Related forms
cirrocumular, cirrocumulative
[sir-oh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /ˌsɪr oʊˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
cirrocumulous, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cirrocumulus
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for cirrocumulus


noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(meteorol) a high cloud of ice crystals grouped into small separate globular masses, usually occurring above 6000 metres (20 000 feet) See also mackerel sky
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for cirrocumulus

1803, from cirrus + cumulus.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
cirrocumulus in Science
Plural cirrocumuli (sîr'ō-kym'yə-lī')
A high-altitude cloud composed of a series of small, regularly arranged cloudlets in the form of ripples or grains. Cirrocumulus clouds generally form between 6,100 and 12,200 m (20,000 and 40,000 ft) and are composed exclusively of ice crystals. See illustration at cloud.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cirrocumulus

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cirrocumulus

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cirrocumulus