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low·​land ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio)
: low or level country


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capitalized : of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland
: of or relating to a lowland

Examples of lowland in a Sentence

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Tulare Lake, an ancient inland sea drained a century ago in the service of agribusiness, had reemerged with a vengeance in the valley’s lowlands, swallowing vast acres of farmland. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 The terrain is ideal deer habitat: flat and fertile lowlands that flood regularly. Outdoor Life, 27 Sep. 2023 Sumatran rhinos typically live in dense tropical forest, both lowland and highland, on Sumatra and are generally solitary in nature, according to IRF. Heather Chen, CNN, 3 Oct. 2023 The majority came from the Pacific coast, the Amazonian lowlands, Ecuador and Chile. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 26 July 2023 More than 200 people in lowlands north of Salinas have been rescued by first responders, including members of the California National Guard, authorities said at a news conference Monday, with one video showing a member of the Guard helping a driver out of a car trapped by water. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 13 Mar. 2023 The sea levels rose up to 9.8 feet (3 meters), likely flooding some of the fertile lowland and creating increasingly difficult conditions for the Norse settlement. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 22 Apr. 2023 The team also found no difference between populations of mountain-dwelling snakes that den together in the winter and lowland snakes that spend the winter alone. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 July 2023 The average temperature across Venus is about 850 degrees Fahrenheit, with the lowland valleys reaching over 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2023
Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, researchers describe a proof-of-concept project in the lowland Chocó region of Ecuador that shows the potential power of bioacoustics in conserving forests. WIRED, 17 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lowland was in the 15th century

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“Lowland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: low and usually level country
lowland adjective
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