Cumulonimbus definition

kyo͝omyə-lō-nĭmbəs
An extremely dense, vertically developed cumulus with a low dark base and fluffy masses that extend to great heights, usually producing heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms.
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The type of dense cloud that develops vertically through all cloud levels, consisting of water droplets, ice crystals, and sometimes hail, and associated with thunder, lightning, and heavy showers.
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An extremely dense, vertically developed cloud with a low, dark base and fluffy masses that tower to great heights. Cumulonimbus clouds usually produce heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms.
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A cloud, with a tall structure and a flat base, that is often associated with thunderstorms.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of cumulonimbus - cumulo-nimbus

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cumulonimbus
Plural:
cumulonimbi

Origin of cumulonimbus