crevice

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noun crev·ice \ˈkre-vəs\

Definition of crevice

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of crevice

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


First Known Use: 14th century


CREVICE Defined for English Language Learners

crevice

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noun crev·ice \ˈkre-vəs\

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

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noun crev·ice \ˈkre-vəs\

Definition of crevice for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

crevice

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noun crev·ice \ˈkrev-əs\

Medical Definition of crevice

  1. :  a narrow fissure or cleft <an ulcerated periodontal crevice>—see gingival crevice



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