Definition of dry valley in English:

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dry valley


A valley cut by water erosion but containing no permanent surface stream, typically one occurring in an area of porous rock such as limestone.
Example sentences
  • Limestone pavements, dry valleys, sink holes and fault lines are all encountered on this walk which visits the spectacular Malham Cove.
  • Their outward journey to Jerusalem would take twenty days traveling on horseback across upland deserts and through dry valleys of volcanic rock.
  • We turned right off the main road on to a dirt track and bounced on through a landscape of rocks and dry valleys.

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Syllabification: dry val·ley

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