noun crev·ice \ˈkre-vəs\

: a narrow opening or crack in a hard surface and especially in rock

Full Definition of CREVICE

:  a narrow opening resulting from a split or crack (as in a cliff) :  fissure

Examples of CREVICE

  1. <steam escaped from a long crevice in the volcano>

Origin of CREVICE

Middle English, from Anglo-French crevace, from crever to break, from Latin crepare to crack
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with CREVICE

CREVICE Defined for Kids


noun crev·ice \ˈkre-vəs\

Definition of CREVICE for Kids

:  a narrow opening (as in the earth) caused by cracking or splitting :  fissure
Medical Dictionary


noun crev·ice \ˈkrev-əs\

Medical Definition of CREVICE

:  a narrow fissure or cleft <an ulcerated periodontal crevice>—see gingival crevice


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