glen

noun \ ˈglen \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

Definition of glen

: a secluded narrow valley

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Origin and Etymology of glen

Middle English (Scots), valley, from Scottish Gaelic & Irish gleann, from Old Irish glenn


GLEN Defined for English Language Learners

glen

Definition of glen for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow valley


GLEN Defined for Kids

glen

noun \ ˈglen \

Definition of glen for Students

: a narrow hidden valley


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