foot·​hill | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌhil How to pronounce foothill (audio) \

Definition of foothill

1 : a hill at the foot of higher hills
2 foothills plural : a hilly region at the base of a mountain range

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Located in the foothills of Camelback Mountain, the 3,202-square-foot house has three bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms. Ebony Day, azcentral, "19,500-square-foot Paradise Valley mansion with 10 bathrooms sells for $5.7M," 17 June 2019 All of Western Washington University and his team of scientists spent weeks testing snow on Everest and surrounding peaks, as well as plants on the foothills. Fox News, "US scientist says Everest increasingly polluted and warmer," 14 June 2019 Stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in the foothills of the volcano, and visit the beautiful cascades of Skógafoss. National Geographic, "Iceland Hiking Adventure," 12 June 2019 High above the Caribbean Sea in the foothills of Nevis Peak, Montpelier Plantation is offering nightly rates for mango lovers starting at $186, including breakfast. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer on sale in the Caribbean: Stay at luxurious resorts at a huge discount," 11 June 2019 Located in the foothills of Santa Barbara, the Forbes five-star resort offers up stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Maria Pasquini,, "Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Wed at Same Resort Where Her Great Uncle JFK Honeymooned," 9 June 2019 In the foothills east of Napa The lake: Hennessey, a reservoir formed by the Conn Creek Dam, is a great spot for kayaks and other self-powered vehicles or boats with electric motors. Tom Stienstra,, "Sunday getaway to Lake Hennessey," 24 June 2018 Nearly 30 minutes of 911 emergency calls released Tuesday detail in real time the drama of last Saturday’s fatal cougar attack in the Cascade Mountain foothills. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "911 calls on cougar attack near Snoqualmie: Dropped calls and a ‘Help!’," 24 May 2018 An intruder slipped into homes in the foothills east of Sacramento, first looking for single women, then couples. Joseph Serna,, "Golden State Killer suspect lived a quiet suburban life, with flashes of rage and anger," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of foothill

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of foothill

: a hill next to a higher mountain or group of mountains


foot·​hill | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌhil How to pronounce foothill (audio) \

Kids Definition of foothill

: a hill at the bottom of higher hills

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