cirrus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cirrus (curl).

A sky filled with cirrus clouds

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cirrus (plural cirri)

  1. (botany) A tendril.
  2. (zoology) A thin tendril-like appendage.
  3. (meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type characterised by white, delicate filaments or wisps, of white (or mostly white) patches, or of narrow bands, found at an altitude of above 7000 metres.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 15:
      The blue sky is glossy and fat with heat, a few thin cirri sheared to blown strands like hair at the rims.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsirːus/
  • Hyphenation: cir‧rus

Noun[edit]

cirrus

  1. cirrus (type of cloud)

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