\ ˈbərg How to pronounce berg (audio) \

Definition of berg

 (Entry 1 of 2)


biographical name
\ ˈberg How to pronounce Berg (audio) \

Definition of Berg (Entry 2 of 2)

Alban 1885–1935 Austrian composer

Examples of berg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Luckman, who previously published an animation of the berg's movements, wrote on his blog. Fox News, "World’s largest iceberg the size of Delaware is streaming toward open water and could endanger shipping vessels," 7 Feb. 2020 Just over Spoth’s shoulder a mile-wide tabular iceberg slides past, revealing the piercing cobalt at the berg’s cold center. Elizabeth Rush, National Geographic, "These women are changing the landscape of Antarctic research," 7 Mar. 2019 Still, there’s nothing easy about dragging a berg weighing 100 million tons or so through the Antarctic Ocean’s high waves. Steve Mollman, Quartz, "Water shortages could make iceberg delivery routine," 8 June 2019 This will cause an ice berg measuring between 580 and 660 sq mi (1500 - 1700 sq km) and up to 820 feet (250 m) thick to break free from the Antarctic continent into the Weddell Sea. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan Soon to Break Free of Antarctic Shelf," 8 Apr. 2019 But no one knows exactly when the berg will dislodge. National Geographic, "This giant chunk of ice could break off Antarctica any day," 25 Mar. 2019 The bergs are back-lit, our sun a prism, radiating light. Elizabeth Rush, National Geographic, "Here's what Antarctica's calving glaciers look like up close," 12 Mar. 2019 Getting a berg from Antarctica to Cape Town will also involve catching a ride on different ocean currents. Steve Mollman, Quartz, "Water shortages could make iceberg delivery routine," 8 June 2019 Typically, to tow an iceberg a special towing vessel will surround the ‘berg with a towing rope. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Town Wants to Tow an Iceberg to Solve Its Water Shortage," 6 July 2018

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Berg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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