from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling a pile or mound; heaped up.

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  • adj. Alternative form of cumulus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling cumuli; cumuliform; cumulose: applied to clouds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. thrown together in a pile


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  • En route, as I looked up at a beautiful blue sky filled with just a few floating, cottony-like cumulous clouds, I was captured by another view in the sky.

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  • I loved when the air turned wet and kinetic, when the wind brought in fat, dusty cumulous formations that rose up like nuclear explosions.

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  • Does he notice the thick cumulous lifeforms that escape from his mouth in shapes that shift and evanesce like the opportunities that once populated his life?

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  • The surrounding hills and mountains, rising 350 feet from the Raritan River Valley below, were dappled in reds and yellows and browns, lighted in places by rays of sunlight penetrating tall grey cumulous clouds.

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  • Brant Foote, a longtime scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., said the clouds photographed by Wiggins already fit into the existing cumulous classification.

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  • There are three main groups of clouds: cumulous, cirrus and stratus.

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  • Watched A play ultimate frisbee underneath enormous cumulous clouds.

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  • Now extrapolate the North and south Atlantic, in the middle of a storm, with high cumulous clouds, lots of power, electrical problems, and a dark, dark night.

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  • Yeah, especially a pile of clouds.

    September 7, 2008