a cloud of a class characterized by globular masses or rolls in layers or patches, the individual elements being larger and darker than those of cirrocumulus and smaller than those of stratocumulus: of medium altitude, about 8000–20,000 feet (2450–6100 meters).
noun (pl) -li (-laɪ)
a globular cloud at an intermediate height of about 2400 to 6000 metres (8000 to 20 000 feet)
Plural altocumuli (āl’tō-kym’yə-lī’)
A mid-altitude cloud composed of fleecy white or gray patches or bands. Altocumulus clouds generally form between 2,000 and 6,100 m (6,560 and 20,000 ft). See illustration at cloud.


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