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 Even though the hiking trails in Florida don’t offer the same mountaintop vistas or waterfall views of other states, the Orlando area is filled with opportunities for getting into nature on foot. Patrick Connolly,, 3 June 2021 Despite this Sisyphean malediction, with each call for new proposals, the community still tries to push its boulder back to the mountaintop. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 2 June 2021 Days later, Mike's body was air lifted off the mountaintop. CBS News, 22 May 2021 The San Diego State alum recorded top-10s in a record eight of his first 15 majors, the most by anyone in their first 15 since the mountaintop quartet became stroke-play events in 1958. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2021 The origins can be traced back to the Second World War, a mountaintop in Japan and the open plains of the Midwestern United States. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 There are gentle, shady strolls through Newlands Forest and beautiful single-track trail running routes across the mountaintop. Heather Richardson, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2021 Politically, much of the initial blame for the mountaintop disaster has been focused on Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, whose ministry includes responsibility for the police. Andrew Carey And Amir Tal, CNN, 2 May 2021 Two were built in 1905: one to a mountaintop amphitheater, the other down to the beach. Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021

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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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8 Jun 2021

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“Mountaintop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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