cliff

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noun \ˈklif\

Definition of cliff

  1. :  a very steep, vertical, or overhanging face of rock, earth, or ice :  precipice

cliffy

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Examples of cliff in a sentence

  1. Standing at the edge of the cliff, we watched the waves crash on the shore far below.

  2. rock climbers scaling steep cliffs

Origin and Etymology of cliff

Middle English clif, from Old English; akin to Old High German klep cliff, Old Norse klif


First Known Use: before 12th century


CLIFF Defined for English Language Learners

cliff

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noun \ˈklif\

Definition of cliff for English Language Learners

  • : a high, steep surface of rock, earth, or ice


CLIFF Defined for Kids

cliff

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noun \ˈklif\

Definition of cliff for Students

  1. :  a high steep surface of rock



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