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 Soccer, a national passion, is everywhere in Senegal, whether in the youth academies nurturing future talents, or on Dakar’s beaches, empty construction sites and pitches dotting the city’s corniche along the Atlantic Ocean. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 At the port, traditional Dhow boats lull in the distance while the corniche lines the jagged coast, and serves as the entry point to the ancient souk. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 16 May 2021 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, 30 June 2020 Austria planned to limit movement, and Lebanon was put on lockdown, closing down Beirut’s famed seaside corniche. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 Aug. 2017 See More

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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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1 May 2022

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“Corniche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corniche. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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