cirque


cirque

noun \ˈsərk\

Definition of CIRQUE

1
archaic :  circus
2
3
:  a deep steep-walled basin on a mountain usually forming the blunt end of a valley

Examples of CIRQUE

  1. <the harvest moon was a glowing cirque in autumn sky>

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Origin of CIRQUE

French, from Latin circus
First Known Use: 1601

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