low-lying

adjective
low-ly·​ing | \ ˈlō-ˈlī-iŋ How to pronounce low-lying (audio) \

Definition of low-lying

1 : rising relatively little above the base of measurement low-lying hills
2 : lying below the normal level, surface, or the base of measurement or mean elevation low-lying clouds

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1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Low-lying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-lying. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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low-lying

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English Language Learners Definition of low-lying

: not far above the level of the sea
: close to the ground

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