[strey-toh-kyoo-myuh-luh s, strat-oh-]
- a cloud of a class characterized by large dark, rounded masses, usually in groups, lines, or waves, the individual elements being larger than those in altocumulus and the whole being at a lower altitude, usually below 8000 feet (2400 meters).
Origin of stratocumulus
1890–95; strato- + -cumulus
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- meteorol a uniform stretch of cloud containing dark grey globular masses
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- A low-altitude, often patchy cloud occurring in extensive horizontal layers with distinct, rounded tops. See illustration at cloud.
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