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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sir-uh s]
    • /ˈsɪr əs/
    • /ˈsɪr.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sir-uh s]
    • /ˈsɪr əs/

Definitions of cirrus word

  • variable noun cirrus Cirrus is a type of thin white cloud that forms at high altitudes. 3
  • noun cirrus a thin wispy fibrous cloud at high altitudes, composed of ice particles 3
  • noun cirrus a plant tendril or similar part 3
  • noun cirrus a slender tentacle or filament in barnacles and other marine invertebrates 3
  • noun cirrus a hairlike structure in other animals, such as a filament on the appendage of an insect or a barbel of a fish 3
  • noun cirrus a plant tendril 3

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Origin of cirrus

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 Cirrus


cirrus popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cirrus usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cirrus

noun cirrus

  • 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.

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