a combining form representing cirrus in compound words: cirrostratus.
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Words nearby cirro-
, cirrus clouds
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How to use cirro- in a sentence
This cloud may either evaporate or disappear, or it may pass to the cirrus, or sink lower and become a cirro-stratus.
The first is the Cirro-cumulus, consisting of small roundish and well-defined masses, in close horizontal arrangement.
That afternoon we noticed very fine iridescent colouring in cirro-cumulus clouds as they crossed the sun.
Earlier in the year, a double corona had been seen when the moon was shining through cirro-cumulus clouds.
British Dictionary definitions for cirro-
indicating cirrus or cirricirrocumulus; cirriped
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