cumulus cumulus

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a globular cloud
  2. (n) a collection of objects laid on top of each other

Usage(s):

  1. With his high-heeled shoes and cumulus-cloud hairdo, Kim Jong Il displays a taste for the gaudy that is at odds with his country's spartan ways.
  2. Democratic Chairman William Boyle resigned his job under a cumulus cloud of influence peddling, and his successor was hardly in office before clouds gathered over him too.
  3. At 3,500 feet, the soaring plane skirted a cumulus cloud, was instantly sucked up into it by powerful air currents.

News

  1. L.A. Film Festival review: Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

    "I'm So Excited!" which opened the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday, is the JetBlue of Pedro Almodovar movies. Frills such as psychological depth and narrative ingenuity never made it on board the Spanish director's cumulus cloud of a comedy; the thing just insists on floating as high up in the air as the damaged plane that is its main setting.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. Cumulus Reorganizing Music Programming Structure For Three Formats

    Cumulus is consolidating its music programming decision-making in three formats, similar to the company's structure for Country. CHR, Rhythmic and Hot AC music adds will now go from local station PDs and Format Captains up through Cumulus VP of Label Relations John Kilgo . Kilgo will send the adds to EVP/Co-COO John Dickey for approval.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FMQB

  3. Big data vs. big reality

    This post originally appeared on Cumulus Partners. It’s republished with permission. Quentin Hardy’s recent post in the Bits blog of The New York Times touched on the gap between representation and reality that is a core element of practically every …
    on June 10, 2013     Source: O'Reilly Media

Quotes

  • And "since the air mass east of the Rockies in the warm season is generally rich with water vapor, these deep cumulus clouds can feed on this energy and continue to develop as they propagate eastward even through the night," Pielke explained.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Roger Pielke Sr Source: Christian Science Monitor

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