dune

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noun \ˈdün also ˈdyün\

Definition of dune

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

dunelike

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Examples of dune in a sentence

  1. We wandered over the dunes.

Origin and Etymology of dune

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


First Known Use: 1790



DUNE Defined for English Language Learners

dune

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noun \ˈdün also ˈdyün\

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

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noun \ˈdün, ˈdyün\

Definition of dune for Students

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



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