Examples of cumulus in a Sentence
the cumulus of sundry things that fill up one's attic and somehow sum up a lifetime of experiences
Recent Examples of cumulus from the Web
This heating burns off the flat tops of shallow cumulus clouds for hundreds of miles downwind of pollution sources.
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Origin and Etymology of cumulus
First Known Use: 1659See Words from the same year
CUMULUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cumulus for English Language Learners
: a type of thick cloud that is rounded on top and has a flat base
CUMULUS Defined for Kids
Definition of cumulus for Students
: a massive cloud form having a flat base and rounded outlines often piled up like a mountain
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