Definition of valley
Examples of valley in a Sentence
the valley will be the first to flood if the river rises
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Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.
This back-and-forth of steady peaks and valleys gives the song structure, and the arpeggioed melody that comes in halfway through takes this tune from simple to deadly.
Beginning in the Iron Age, surveyors—having found an elevated source of water, usually at the head of a former river valley or even in a cave lake—
Views from the more than quarter-acre site take in the valley and city lights.
Early one winter morning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood at an observation post overlooking a valley of rice paddies near the Chinese border.
But then in 2011, a cease-fire broke down, and the army occupied the valley while the K.I.A. locked down the highlands.
And that's exactly what those dam operators are afraid of: that they'll be asked to pick up the slack once the west valley farmers and all the coastal cities start tapping the Delta.
Tucked into a humid corner of Central America, Belize rises from Caribbean coral, cayes, and atolls in the east, to coastal wetlands and savannas, and finally to upland pine forests and river valleys in the west.
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Origin and Etymology of valley
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Definition of valley for English Language Learners
: an area of low land between hills or mountains
: a low period, point, or level
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Definition of valley for Students
: an area of lowland between ranges of hills or mountains
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