countryside

noun
coun·​try·​side | \ ˈkən-trē-ˌsīd How to pronounce countryside (audio) \

Definition of countryside

1 : a rural area
2 : the inhabitants of a countryside

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Examples of countryside in a Sentence

We took a long drive through the open countryside. everyone hates to see the countryside ruined by new developments
Recent Examples on the Web Scattered throughout the French countryside, often in the most elegant locales, there are several places that have never ceased to fascinate me. Jean Genet, Harper's magazine, "Minor Threats," 6 Jan. 2020 This year, Lhuillier saw the holidays through rose colored glasses, quite literally, with a cheerful selection of festive pieces inspired by the French countryside. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Monique Lhuillier x Pottery Barn Collection is Made for Holiday Hosting," 15 Nov. 2019 The storefront door would soon be heard, opening and closing, the rhythm as predictable as the life stirring awake across the French countryside. BostonGlobe.com, "French baguettes from a vending machine? ‘What a tragedy’ - The Boston Globe," 10 Nov. 2019 The storefront door would soon be heard, opening and closing, the rhythm as predictable as the life stirring awake across the French countryside. New York Times, "French Baguettes From a Vending Machine? ‘What a Tragedy.’," 10 Nov. 2019 Freemark said that many of these cities could have chosen to sprawl into the French countryside but have instead actively restricted growth. Los Angeles Times, "US transit ridership is down: Can San Diego’s speedy commuter rail plan buck the trend?," 21 Oct. 2019 Freemark said that many of these cities could have chosen to sprawl into the French countryside but have instead actively restricted growth. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nationwide transit ridership is plummeting: Can San Diego’s high-speed rail proposal buck the trend?," 20 Oct. 2019 Most of the action takes place inside the barn in which Sara is hidden by a heroic family in the French countryside. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wonder' Author R.J. Palacio on Making Her Graphic Novel Debut," 30 Sep. 2019 There is a tiny bookstore on wheels that travels through the French countryside. Constance Grady, Vox, "The Booker Prize longlist includes a book that is just a single thousand-page sentence," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of countryside

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of countryside was in the 15th century

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15 Feb 2020

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“Countryside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countryside. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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countryside

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How to pronounce countryside (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of countryside

: land that is away from big towns and cities

countryside

noun
coun·​try·​side | \ ˈkən-trē-ˌsīd How to pronounce countryside (audio) \

Kids Definition of countryside

: a rural area or its people

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