moun·​tain·​top | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp How to pronounce mountaintop (audio) \

Definition of mountaintop

: the summit of a mountain

Examples of mountaintop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located on a famous mountaintop stretch, the ranch-style house contains three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 UConn women’s basketball has been muscled off the mountaintop. Dom Amore,, 4 Apr. 2022 The treeless mountaintop provides an unobstructed view of the Tennessee and North Carolina mountains. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2022 The world’s weirdest, most secret military bases run the gamut from hazardous mountaintop forts to seemingly impenetrable underground bunkers. Chris Sweeney, Popular Mechanics, 8 Mar. 2022 An acquaintance found their remains at a mountaintop campsite on Aug. 18 -- both had been shot to death and were partially unclothed. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 22 Feb. 2022 Even amid all the devastation wrought by the coal industry in Appalachia — the mountaintop-removal mining, the coal-slurry spills — coal companies have not had to wipe entire towns off the map, as happens in Germany. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, 31 Jan. 2022 Across Appalachia, mountaintop removal and other forms of surface mining have scarred more than 2,300 square miles in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2022 On her Instagram Story, Kramer shared a photo of a view from what appears to be a mountaintop. Daniela Avila,, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mountaintop

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Mountaintop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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moun·​tain·​top | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp How to pronounce mountaintop (audio) \

Kids Definition of mountaintop

: the highest part of a mountain

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