dune

noun \ ˈdün also ˈdyün \
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of dune

: a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind

dunelike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of dune in a Sentence

  1. We wandered over the dunes.

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Origin and Etymology of dune

French, from Old French, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English dūn down — more at down



DUNE Defined for English Language Learners

dune

noun

Definition of dune for English Language Learners

  • : a hill of sand near an ocean or in a desert that is formed by the wind


DUNE Defined for Kids

dune

noun \ ˈdün , ˈdyün \

Definition of dune for Students

: a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind


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