crevice

noun crev·ice \ ˈkre-vəs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of crevice

:a narrow opening resulting from a split or crack (as in a cliff) :fissure
  • A lizard emerged from a crevice in the cliff …
  • —Tony Hillerman

Examples of crevice in a Sentence

  1. steam escaped from a long crevice in the volcano

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Origin and Etymology of crevice

Middle English, from Anglo-French crevace, from crever to break, from Latin crepare to crack

crevice Synonyms


CREVICE Defined for English Language Learners

crevice

noun

Definition of crevice for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow opening or crack in a hard surface and especially in rock


CREVICE Defined for Kids

crevice

noun crev·ice \ ˈkre-vəs \

Definition of crevice for Students

:a narrow opening (as in the earth) caused by cracking or splitting :fissure

Medical Dictionary

crevice

noun crev·ice \ ˈkrev-əs \

medical Definition of crevice

:a narrow fissure or cleft
  • an ulcerated periodontal crevice
— see gingival crevice


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