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dune

noun \ˈdün also ˈdyün\

: a hill of sand near an ocean or in a desert that is formed by the wind

Full Definition of DUNE

:  a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind
dune·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of DUNE

  1. We wandered over the dunes.

Origin of DUNE

French, from Old French, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English dūn down — more at down
First Known Use: 1790
DUNE Defined for Kids

dune

noun \ˈdün, ˈdyün\

Definition of DUNE for Kids

:  a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind

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