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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sir-ahy]
    • /ˈsɪr aɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sir-ahy]
    • /ˈsɪr aɪ/

Definitions of cirri word

  • noun cirri cirrus (sense 1) 3
  • noun cirri a plural of cirrus. 1
  • noun plural cirri Meteorology. a cloud of a class characterized by thin white filaments or narrow bands and a composition of ice crystals: of high altitude, about 20,000–40,000 feet (6000–12,000 meters). a cirriform cloud. 1
  • noun plural cirri Botany. a tendril. 1
  • noun plural cirri Zoology. a filament or slender appendage serving as a foot, tentacle, barbel, etc. the male copulatory organ of flatworms and various other invertebrates. 1
  • noun cirri (botany) Plural form of cirrus Tendrils or claspers. 1

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Origin of cirri

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
1700-10; < Latin: a curl, tuft, plant filament like a tuft of hair

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Parts of speech for Cirri


cirri popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cirri usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cirri

noun cirri

  • clasp — If you clasp someone or something, you hold them tightly in your hands or arms.
  • coil — A coil of rope or wire is a length of it that has been wound into a series of loops.
  • curl — If you have curls, your hair is in the form of tight curves and spirals.
  • ringlet — a curled lock of hair.
  • cirrus — Cirrus is a type of thin white cloud that forms at high altitudes.

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