moun·​tain·​side ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio)
: the side of a mountain

Examples of mountainside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The capsule features a premium unisex sweat set designed for style and comfort on the Aspen mountainside or at home in a cozier setting. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Repetitive sequences of survivors clambering up the mountainside, wading through snow, and squinting into the sun add little in the way of narrative momentum and, an hour or so in, the movie begins to drag. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 8 Feb. 2024 When weakened by melting, a frozen waterfall can shed pieces of ice as massive as a van, with these crashing down the mountainside below. Jacopo Pasotti, WIRED, 25 Jan. 2024 On the mountainside at the edge of their yard, the Geliebters installed a terrace with an outdoor kitchen and dining area that can seat around 30 people. Libertina Brandt, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2024 These nighttime scenes are provided with ingenious contrast during intervening mornings, made up largely of establishing shots of green mountainsides and nearby communities, captured from afar. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 15 Mar. 2024 Just west of Echo Summit on Highway 50, a few vehicles were temporarily stuck in several feet of snow that slid off the mountainside onto the road, said Steve Nelson, a spokesperson for the California Department of Transportation. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2024 Eze, a carless village that winds up a mountainside, is nothing short of a fairytale. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 17 Feb. 2024 Seven distinct habitats, from woodland and grassland to wetlands and mountainside, make up this unique environment. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountainside was in the 14th century

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“Mountainside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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moun·​tain·​side ˈmau̇nt-ᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio)
: the side of a mountain
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