Cirrus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪrəs|  American pronunciation of the word cirrus
Brit.  |ˈsɪrəs|  British pronunciation of the word cirrus


- usually coiled (syn: cirrhus)
- a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
- a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile


Clouds are commonly classified in four kinds, cirrus, cumulus, stratus, and nimbus.

The sky is hazed with thin cirrus clouds.

Word forms

singular: cirrus
plural: cirri
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