Definition of cumuliform in US English:



  • (of a cloud) developed in a predominantly vertical direction.

    • ‘The nature of showers coming from cumuliform clouds means that often the sun can be seen while the rain is falling.’
    • ‘Snow can form in cumuliform clouds and also in stratiform clouds - altostratus and nimbostratus.’
    • ‘Cloud bands indicating shallow convective heat development maturing as shallow cumuliform cloud is the likely result.’
    • ‘Today's classification system begins with two basic types: cumuliform and stratiform.’
    • ‘Convection generally produces cumuliform clouds but may produce stratocumulus and altocumulus.’