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cliff

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noun \ˈklif\

Simple Definition of cliff

  • : a high, steep surface of rock, earth, or ice

Full Definition of cliff

  1. :  a very steep, vertical, or overhanging face of rock, earth, or ice :  precipice

cliffy play \ˈkli-fē\ adjective

Examples of cliff

  1. Standing at the edge of the cliff, we watched the waves crash on the shore far below.

  2. rock climbers scaling steep cliffs



Origin of cliff

Middle English clif, from Old English; akin to Old High German klep cliff, Old Norse klif


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with cliff



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