corniche

noun
cor·​niche | \ kȯr-ˈnēsh How to pronounce corniche (audio) \

Definition of corniche

: a road built along a coast and especially along the face of a cliff

Examples of corniche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Beirut’s corniche Mazraa avenue and Verdun street, dozens of protesters used giant garbage bins to close the roads to protest the currency crash. Washington Post, "Protests as currency slides, price of bread rises in Lebanon," 30 June 2020 Austria planned to limit movement, and Lebanon was put on lockdown, closing down Beirut’s famed seaside corniche. Washington Post, "Daily life near a standstill as nations try to halt pandemic," 16 Mar. 2020 The village’s corniche, dominated by von Habsburg’s monastery, is fringed with palm trees, and the ruins of a striking 1936 Art Moderne hotel by Nikola Dobrovi´c nestle among the medieval houses. François Halard, Vogue, "How a Master Restorer Turned a Ruined Croatian Monastery Into a Personal Paradise," 16 Feb. 2018 All five men involved in the second attack in Cambrils were shot dead after plowing an Audi into people along the corniche at about 1 a.m., Trapero said. Washington Post, "Questions abound as Spanish officials investigate terrorist attacks," 19 Aug. 2017 In Cambrils, police said all five men who plowed their Audi into people along the corniche at about 1 a.m. were shot dead, four of them by the same officer. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead," 18 Aug. 2017 In Cambrils, police said all five men who plowed their Audi into people along the corniche at about 1 a.m. were shot dead, four of them by the same officer. Alaska Dispatch News, "Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead," 18 Aug. 2017 During the campaign, his unit fought to capture a stretch of the corniche running along the Tigris, hammering it with artillery for weeks to clear out IS resistance. Susannah George, The Seattle Times, "Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul," 14 July 2017 During the campaign, his unit fought to capture a stretch of the corniche running along the Tigris, hammering it with artillery for weeks to clear out IS resistance. Washington Post, "Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of corniche

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corniche

borrowed from French, short for route de corniche, route en corniche "cornice road" — more at cornice

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“Corniche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corniche. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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