\ ˈlin How to pronounce linn (audio) \

Definition of linn

1 chiefly Scotland : waterfall
2 chiefly Scotland : a steep ravine

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Synonyms for linn


canyon (also cañon), col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], notch, pass, ravine, saddle

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Examples of linn in a Sentence

climb to the cairn above the loch, and from there you'll get a broad view of the linn

First Known Use of linn

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for linn

Scottish Gaelic linne pool

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The first known use of linn was in 1513

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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