moun·​tain·​top ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp How to pronounce mountaintop (audio)
: the summit of a mountain

Examples of mountaintop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web History could certainly repeat itself if hunters had unfettered access to grassy, flat mountaintops where the elk roam. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 20 Feb. 2024 Unlike a mountaintop avalanche, coastal land slips often start slowly with cracks in the soil or a few loose boulders. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2024 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which was built over a series of mountaintop caves, is reached via a slow-moving gondola. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2024 In Beit Jann, near the Israel-Lebanon border, Adi Malik Harb’s photo hangs from buildings and in shop windows across the mountaintop village of 13,000 people. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Jan. 2024 This is because the salamanders’ unique home is a prime target for mountaintop removal mining — when mountains are blasted open by explosives to access underground coal formations, according to the center. Julia Marnin, Miami Herald, 25 Jan. 2024 But Zaz isn’t the only one with his eyes on the Paramount mountaintop, or at least a crag or two. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2023 Low-slung cable cars ferried skiers to the mountaintop, casting moving shadows over the families wandering through the town. Nadia Beard, The New Yorker, 9 Feb. 2024 Foreigners are permitted to purchase property, and there are also abundant rentals. 07 of 12 Big Island, Hawaii The largest of the Hawaiian islands offers an astounding eight different climate zones, from sunny, humid coastline to temperate hillsides and frigid mountaintops. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountaintop was circa 1522

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“Mountaintop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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moun·​tain·​top ˈmau̇nt-ᵊn-ˌtäp How to pronounce mountaintop (audio)
: the peak of a mountain

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