Definition of nimbostratus in English:

nimbostratus

noun

mass noun
  • Cloud forming a thick uniform grey layer at low altitude, from which rain or snow often falls (without any lightning or thunder).

    • ‘The storm was cloaked like a hidden monster behind a stratiform cloud veil (nimbostratus) with a little fractus in the foreground.’
    • ‘Lesser values can be recorded in between the main storm cores and from the nimbostratus.’
    • ‘Rain and snow often accompany the development of nimbostratus clouds.’
    • ‘Well, it is quite light in colour to be a nimbostratus but precipitation all day long in connection with a weather front depicts the cloud.’

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from nimbus + stratus.

Pronunciation

nimbostratus

/ˌnɪmbə(ʊ)ˈstreɪtəs//ˌnɪmbə(ʊ)ˈstrɑːtəs/