cu·​mu·​lous ˈkyü-myə-ləs How to pronounce cumulous (audio)
: resembling cumulus

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the end, after an angel in a cumulous cloud of white rescued the little prince from loneliness, the two groups paraded out again, this time the collaged suiting shed to reveal simple tweed dresses: round-necked, long-sleeved, calf-length, with a column of tiny gold buttons down the back. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 Sting is produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin via See Pictures together with Pictures in Paradise’s Chris Brown, with additional financing from create NSW, cumulous VFX and Spectrum Entertainment. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023 The Space Launch Delta 45 weather squadron predicts a 70% chance for good conditions citing the possibility of anvil clouds moving into the area along with potential violation of its cumulous cloud rule. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cumulous was in 1815

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“Cumulous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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