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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So choosing the right path, including detours into promising valleys, requires a mental map showing all the effects of all the mutations at once—a map with not just three dimensions, but thousands.
There is a sparkling lake in the valley, and the rushing sound of a hidden waterfall off to our right.
Inland valleys will again reach the upper 90s and low 100s.
But what people find outside town is the real draw – hundreds of miles of hiking trails, 60 miles of mountain-biking track (10 of them within city limits), and 400 miles of waterways in the Miami River valley (median household income: $28,000).
Airport noise exposure maps flatten those peaks and valleys into a single number.
Local lore has filled in the holes (valleys?) of the Chocolate Hills' scientifically unknown origins.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of valley
VALLEY Defined for English Language Learners
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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