noun, plural cu·mu·lus.
Origin of cumulus
Examples from the Web for cumulus
Contemporary Examples of cumulus
Cumulus Media, which now owns the former Dial Global, declined to comment on the suit for this story.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
“We've had a tough go of it this last year,” Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey said Tuesday morning.
Historical Examples of cumulus
The moon was now well up, but hidden by a mass of cumulus cloud.As We Sweep Through The Deep
I have, however, failed to meet with any trace of the cumulus in my sections.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
As the Cumulus belongs to the day, so does the Stratus to the night.The Rain Cloud
There were cumulus clouds of varying closeness all the time.Farthest North
It is of interest to note the appearance of the sky when cumulus clouds are present.Visual Illusions
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
Word Origin for cumulus
1650s, "a heap," from Latin cumulus "a heap, pile, mass, surplus," from PIE *ku-m-olo-, suffixed shortened form of root *keue- "to swell" (cf. Sanskrit svayati "swells up, is strong," Greek kyein "to swell," Lithuanian šaunas "firm, solid, fit, capable"). Meteorological use for "rounded mass of clouds" first attested 1803.