alp

noun
\ ˈalp How to pronounce alp (audio) \

Definition of alp

1 : a high rugged mountain
2 : something suggesting an alp in height, size, or ruggedness

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Examples of alp in a Sentence

an adventurer who has scaled alps, explored ocean depths, and flown into the stratosphere
Recent Examples on the Web Its terrain is forbidding—more like an alp than like a Tuscan hillside. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2021 Her quads burned from yet another ascent up a Swiss alp. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 July 2021 Instead he was spotted in the Swiss alps, drinking beer on the ski slopes with friends after partying into the early hours the night before at a club in the posh ski resort town of Verbier, the Daily Mail reported. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of alp

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alp

back-formation from Alps, mountain system of Europe

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The first known use of alp was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Alp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alp. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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