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nounPlural nimbi, Plural nimbuses
1Meteorologynimbo masculinenimbus masculine
- As though a spell was spoken, a strong, chilling wind passed over the two and a large nimbus cloud blocked the Sun out.
- Surely an overreaction, there was just the merest nimbus puff floating benevolently by as we left home - it looked a great Sunday for football.
- By the dense nimbus above them, she could tell that a no ordinary rain was about to come.
- A dull robin's egg-blue canvas, bearing ever-so-faint gray diagonal streaks that recall dark nimbus clouds, functions mainly as a visual texture.
- A broken skein of clouds, outracing the birds underneath, abruptly halts, spins and dissolves into a moist nimbus.
- Above the mighty fortress of earth, dark cumulous nimbus clouds clash violently against each other invoking the worst of all storms and hindering all whom dare to cross by air.
- The Serengeti: under the lowering anvil nimbus, electric storms stutter on the horizon.
- Her face, all her skin, was the color of the nimbus clouds on a calm summer afternoon.
2(halo)nimbo masculineaureola feminine
- Kira was laying, her head laying delicately on a rock, her hair splayed out around her head like a nimbus.
- Sun worship was marked by the use of the halo, or nimbus, which originated with the pagan Greeks and Romans to represent their sun god, Helios.
- In the third and fourth centuries, the halo or nimbus (Latin: ‘cloud’ or ‘mist’) was used only for Christ and the lamb.
- This boy monk had a halo around him, a nimbus of purity, divinity, and godliness.
- That we especially attend to, and emphasize, borders and boundaries is evidenced powerfully in our use of halos, the nimbus and the aura in the arts.
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