moun·​tain·​side | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio) \

Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain

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Autumn leaves colored the mountainsides along the beach, while children frolicked in the playground of one of the island’s two kindergartens. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Two Miles from North Korea, Islanders Brace for an Uneasy Peace," 3 Nov. 2018 Colorado was hit with a deluge of snowstorms over the weekend, and motorists driving on the state's I-70 highway on Sunday experienced the worst of the frosty onslaught when an avalanche barreled down a mountainside and engulfed their cars in snow. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Harrowing Video Shows Massive Avalanche Blanket Colorado Highway," 4 Mar. 2019 Dafoe informs us unhelpfully as an undaunted climber clings to an impossible mountainside. Peter Keough,, "Peak excitement pondered in ‘Mountain’," 24 May 2018 Enchanting Belle Epoque hotels line streets cut into a steep mountainside that gives way to a 200-meter-long whooshing waterfall. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 The call for voluntary evacuations was issued Thursday for people near a mountainside above Lake Elsinore, joining at least 20,000 people who are under mandatory evacuation orders as fire churns through Cleveland National Forest. Fox News, "More evacuations called as Southern California fire surges," 9 Aug. 2018 Brave the climb to the Tiger's Nest Taktsang Palphug, commonly known as Tiger’s Nest, is a 17th-century structure clinging to a mountainside a dizzying 10,200 feet above Paro Valley. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 The government issued warnings that rainfall could create dangerous new flows of ash and debris down the mountainsides. New York Times, "Guatemala Volcano Stirs Anew, and Survivors Wait for News," 5 June 2018 However, the highway, which was constructed in 1930s by King Haakon VII, also boasts 11 hairpin turns, a steep incline and the Stigfossen Waterfall, which surges down the mountainside. Olivia Putnal, Woman's Day, "10 Awe-Inspiring Roads Around the World," 19 Oct. 2010

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain


moun·​tain·​side | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌsīd How to pronounce mountainside (audio) \

Kids Definition of mountainside

: the side of a mountain

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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