kloof

noun \ ˈklüf \

Definition of kloof

South Africa
: a deep glen : ravine

Examples of kloof in a Sentence

  1. halfway up its side, the couple sat in the cool shadows of the cliff overlooking the length of the kloof

Origin and Etymology of kloof

Afrikaans

kloof Synonyms

Synonyms
col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, canyon [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddle
Related Words
abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [chiefly British], fissure; combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca (also barranco), coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash [West]


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