Definition of cromlech in English:


Syllabification: crom·lech
Pronunciation: /ˈkrämˌlek, -ˌleKH


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']
More 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]

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