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canyoning

Syllabification: can·yon·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkanyəniNG
 
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(also canyoneering /ˌkanyəˈni(ə)riNG/)

Definition of canyoning in English:

noun

The sport of exploring a canyon by engaging in such activities as rappelling, rafting, and waterfall jumping.
Example sentences
  • Though I was going to save bungee jumping, canyoning and the rest of the wild stuff for when I wasn't playing at being an Edwardian vicar, I had decided that paragliding was a must.
  • I've been climbing for three years and partaking in sort of sports like this for probably five, like abseiling and canyoning.
  • For more active visitors there's canyoning and mountain guides for hire, and for the less active there are plenty of waterside restaurants where you drink a glass of wine and read, or even write, a book.

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