cirrus clouds

[ (sir-uhs) ]

Lacy or wispy clouds that form at high altitudes, generally before a change in the weather.


Nearby words

  1. cirrose,
  2. cirrosely,
  3. cirrostratus,
  4. cirrous,
  5. cirrus,
  6. cirsectomy,
  7. cirsoid,
  8. cirsoid aneurysm,
  9. ciré,
  10. cis

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.