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dune

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noun \ˈdün also ˈdyün\

Simple Definition of dune

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

Full Definition of dune

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

dune·like play \-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

Rhymes with dune




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