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

Definition of mountaintop

: the summit of a mountain

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The Americans have sat atop the mountaintop for most of three decades, pacesetters and standard-bearers for a sport mistreated by the majority of countries. Steven Goff, The Denver Post, "“Locked on and still hungry,” USA soccer enters World Cup final aware of its legacy," 6 July 2019 The lowly resource is little more than ground-up rocks, tiny grains of silica and quartz washed down rivers from eroding mountaintops. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia," 26 June 2019 There are at least two compelling ways to explore Switzerland’s majestic landscape, the frozen mountaintops and charming valley villages: on skis, or from a train seat, sitting still and sipping champagne as the scenery streams by. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "Switzerland's Most Beautiful Train Line, the Glacier Express, Has a New Luxury Car," 29 May 2019 Back at the Firetower, Hopkins readied himself for another mountaintop ramble. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 Instagram-famous people are everywhere, eating dinner with seafood magnates at Lance Armstrong’s house or performing DJ sets, posing with bottles of Dom Perignon or Cristal or sweating out last night’s drinks with a mountaintop yoga class. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Diamonds, caviar and the Instagram-famous: Inside America's most exclusive food festival," 19 June 2018 The God that gave the laws on the mountaintop cares deeply about what happens at the mountain’s base. Rabbi Asher Knight - Special To The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "Republicans are abusing religion to defend their abuse of children," 19 June 2018 Heaven is a mountaintop in the Swiss Alps with a bouclé tailleur and a marabou cape. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 12 Shows of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019," 6 Mar. 2019 The image chosen for the holiday card shows King Felipe, Queen Letizia, and their two daughters—13-year-old Princess Leonor and 11-year-old and Princess Sofía—smiling on a mountaintop overlooking the Lakes of Covadonga. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Spanish Royals Look Gorgeous in Their 2018 Family Christmas Card," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of mountaintop

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountaintop was circa 1522

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English Language Learners Definition of mountaintop

: the top of a mountain


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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