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cirque

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noun \ˈsərk\

Definition of cirque

  1. 1 archaic :  circus

  2. 2 :  circle, circlet

  3. 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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