cu·​mu·​lous | \ ˈkyü-myə-ləs How to pronounce cumulous (audio) \

Definition of cumulous

: resembling cumulus

Examples of cumulous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Primary concerns are cumulous clouds, a thick cloud layer and surface electric field conditions. Richard Tribou,, 20 Dec. 2021 In tribute to the Texas-size clouds over Houston, architect Steven Holl jacketed the exterior with rounded, incandescent ribs, giving the three-story building the soft, puffy feel of a cumulous white night-light. Michael Agresta, Travel + Leisure, 4 July 2021 Who wouldn’t love to be wrapped in a big, fluffy, Care Bear-style cumulous? Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of cumulous

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cumulous was in 1815

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1 Jan 2022

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“Cumulous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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