Definition of lowland in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlōlənd/
Pronunciation: /ˈlōˌland/


(also lowlands)
1Low-lying country: economic power gravitated toward the lowlands [as modifier]: lowland farming
More example sentences
  • In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.
  • It features everything from snow-capped mountains and river canyons to the lowlands of the Amazon basin.
  • But up in the mountains there are not these extensive areas of lowland tundra where all the birds and the musk oxen can live.
1.1 (the Lowlands) The region of Scotland lying south and east of the Highlands.



Pronunciation: /ˈlōləndər/ Pronunciation: /ˈlōˌlandər/
(also Lowlander) noun
Example sentences
  • Highlanders (those living inland, particularly in mountain areas) tend to see lowlanders (those living in the cities and towns around the coast) as untrustworthy and Westernized.
  • The valleys have not lost their character but agricultural and industrial changes have depopulated some areas and opened others to an influx of lowlanders seeking holiday and retirement homes.
  • Then a civil war in 1994 brought an influx of lowlanders with malaria to Karuzi.

Words that rhyme with lowland

Poland, Roland

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Syllabification: low·land

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