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
An orbit of brushed up brunette framed Solange Knowles’s summer selfie, her curly cumulus surrounding a nearly-naked face that demonstrated the importance of power brows.
Fair weather waterspouts usually form along a dark, flat base of a line of developing cumulus clouds.
This will cause relatively warm, 70-degree air at ground level to ascend into towering cumulus clouds.
Through tonight: Some puffy cumulus clouds are popping up this afternoon ahead of a weak cold front to our north.
By Sunday, a nasty little lightning bolt has appeared under the cartoon cumulus.
Through tonight: The few puffy fair-weather cumulus that formed this afternoon should diminish this evening with the loss of daytime heating.
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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