scree

noun
\ ˈskrē How to pronounce scree (audio) \

Definition of scree

: an accumulation of loose stones or rocky debris lying on a slope or at the base of a hill or cliff : talus

Examples of scree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All around us humans and horses picked their way across scree fields and catwalks, up to the high country. Susan Casey, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: An Improbable Elk Hunt," 6 Dec. 2020 Rescue personnel climbed up about 1,000 feet of scree to reach the individual, according to Grand County EMS Director Andy Smith. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "California speed flyer dies near Moab after falling 400 feet," 1 Dec. 2020 The Pirellis were reasonably quiet and gripped winding pavement, wet clay, and loose scree with aplomb. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 The Pirellis were reasonably quiet and gripped winding pavement, wet clay, and loose scree with aplomb. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 The Pirellis were reasonably quiet and gripped winding pavement, wet clay, and loose scree with aplomb. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 The Pirellis were reasonably quiet and gripped winding pavement, wet clay, and loose scree with aplomb. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 The Pirellis were reasonably quiet and gripped winding pavement, wet clay, and loose scree with aplomb. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 The Pirellis were reasonably quiet and gripped winding pavement, wet clay, and loose scree with aplomb. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scree

circa 1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scree

Scots & northern English dialect, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skritha landslide, from skrītha to creep; akin to Old High German scrītan to go, Lithuanian skriesti to turn

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The first known use of scree was circa 1781

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14 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Scree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scree. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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scree

noun
How to pronounce scree (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of scree

: an area of loose stones on the side of a mountain

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