cirrus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cirrus ‎(curl).

A sky filled with cirrus clouds

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Noun[edit]

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)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of cirrus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative cirrus cirrukset
genitive cirruksen cirrusten
cirruksien
partitive cirrusta cirruksia
illative cirrukseen cirruksiin
singular plural
nominative cirrus cirrukset
accusative nom.? cirrus cirrukset
gen. cirruksen
genitive cirruksen cirrusten
cirruksien
partitive cirrusta cirruksia
inessive cirruksessa cirruksissa
elative cirruksesta cirruksista
illative cirrukseen cirruksiin
adessive cirruksella cirruksilla
ablative cirrukselta cirruksilta
allative cirrukselleˣ cirruksilleˣ
essive cirruksena cirruksina
translative cirrukseksi cirruksiksi
instructive cirruksin
abessive cirruksetta cirruksitta
comitative cirruksineen

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