cirque

noun \ ˈsərk \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of cirque

1 archaic : circus
3 : a deep steep-walled basin on a mountain usually forming the blunt end of a valley

Examples of cirque in a Sentence

  1. the harvest moon was a glowing cirque in autumn sky

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Origin and Etymology of cirque

French, from Latin circus

cirque Synonyms

Synonyms

circle, ring, round, roundel;

Related Words

circlet, ringlet;

ellipse, loop, oval;

ball, globe, orb, sphere;



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