Definition of cromlech in English:

Share this entry

cromlech

Pronunciation: /ˈkrämˌlek/

noun

1(In Wales) a megalithic tomb consisting of a large flat stone laid on upright ones. Also called dolmen.
Welsh, from crom, feminine of crwm 'arched' + llech 'flat stone'
Example sentences
  • They were the so called Megalithic People, the builders of dolmens, cromlechs and other monuments over or to their dead.
  • The stones were not dolmens or cromlechs.
  • Everywhere you go in Ireland there are standing stones, circles, cromlechs and tumuli.
1.1(In Brittany) a circle of standing stones.
Via French from Breton krommlec'h

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: crom·lech

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.