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

Definition of mountaintop

: the summit of a mountain

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The first rumblings of Oscar buzz are rolling through the mountaintops of Telluride. Joey Nolfi,, "Judy, Marriage Story, Adam Sandler, more join 2019 Telluride Film Festival lineup," 29 Aug. 2019 The company has added 16 high-definition cameras perched on mountaintops to improve fire detection. Rob Nikolewski, Ramona Sentinel, "SDG&E ramps up fire safety efforts," 19 Aug. 2019 For day-only trips, ride a cable car to the mountaintop for city views, take a five-mile train ride, trek on a ropes course, visit a goat farm and see the Megabugs exhibit with larger-than-life bugs. Jeff Roffman, ajc, "8 places to visit before kids head back to school," 31 July 2019 With panoramic vistas from every angle, the 79-square-foot mountaintop pool sits in front of the bar and dining verandah. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Best pools in the Caribbean, 2018 edition," 20 Feb. 2018 Back to uncivilization Maybe Moses should have stayed on the mountaintop. al, "Seeking refuge from ‘the Alien’ invasion," 6 Aug. 2019 In a recent case, Johnson considered a petition to rename a mountaintop honoring the former leader of the Confederacy called Jeff Davis Peak. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "What’s in a Name? Meet the Government Employees Who Make the Call," 13 June 2019 Two Chinook helicopters carrying elite U.S. troops roared through the chilly Afghan air above a mountaintop when disaster struck. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "As a Navy SEAL receives the Medal of Honor, frustrations remain about a related case," 23 May 2018 Johnson's visit came on the 10th day of protests at the base of Mauna Kea to block construction from starting on the Thirty-Meter Telescope on the mountaintop. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "'The Rock' showed up to lend support to Hawaii protesters," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of mountaintop

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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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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