low·​land | \ ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio) , -ˌland \

Definition of lowland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: low or level country



Definition of lowland (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of lowland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This borderland between Brazil and Peru, where the lowland Amazon rain forest slopes gently toward the Andes foothills, is rich with biological and cultural diversity. Carolina Schneider Comandulli, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2022 The weather service says that many models bring the system onshore via a path that would certainly create a lowland snow event if this were January. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 And second, how has Playhouse square were responding to the lowland cases? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 8 Mar. 2022 Western lowland gorillas are considered critically endangered. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 May 2022 Among western lowland gorillas, Cooke writes, females will sometimes harass silverback males and interrupt their copulations with subordinate females. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 6 May 2022 Simon Wisler, an actual farmer in real life), a lowland outsider roughly the size of a bull, who has ascended to the town to work with cattle and raise his own small herd. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2022 Travelers who head to Cleveland can hang out with western lowland gorillas, including a baby that was born in October 2021. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2022 But alongside the excitement, there's also deep concern for the shrinking lowland tropical rainforest and its wildlife. CNN, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lowland


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lowland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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low·​land | \ ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio) \

Kids Definition of lowland

: low flat country


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