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 What was your approach to the concept for Angelo Park at the Enchanted Hill, which is essentially a mountaintop? Neal Leitereg, Forbes, "Architect Alex Nerovnya Discusses Futuristic Compound Concept For L.A.’s Enchanted Hill," 4 May 2021 Both silver at the 1980 mountaintop and Bitcoin today have ridden a fivefold jump in six months. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Betting on Bitcoin? You should know the story of the Hunt brothers and the silver market," 15 Apr. 2021 Built on the side of Mount Carmel, the city in Israel’s north is divided between districts that line a flat waterfront and neighborhoods that straddle a rugged mountaintop. New York Times, "Where Boars Hog the Streets," 9 Apr. 2021 The Kazakh musician Marzhan Kapsamat played her country’s national instrument, a dombra, while wearing her signature traditional dress on a mountaintop. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Cardi B, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosalía, and More," 20 Mar. 2021 More than a century ago, the barren mountaintop above Altadena was transformed into a resort where the wealthy came to party in a civilized manner, breathe fresh air and immerse themselves in nature — all without setting foot on a trail. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, "Come for Echo Mountain’s tough terrain. Stay for the rich L.A. history," 13 Mar. 2021 The setting sun through the veil of fog enshrouding the mountaintop. Stan Horaczek, Popular Science, "This is what a scientist wears to keep warm in -40°F," 5 Jan. 2018 And Kygo decided to prerecord the Sunnmore Alps show due to challenges that can come with shooting on a mountaintop. Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, "Kygo Helicoptered a Piano Up a Mountain for His Virtual Concert," 3 Mar. 2021 For subscribers:The Miners reached the mountaintop twice. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, "No. 1 Linton-Stockton repeats as Class 2A state champs, leaves no doubt against Tipton," 27 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of mountaintop

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2021

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“Mountaintop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 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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