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ravine Syllabification: ra·vine
Pronunciation: /rəˈvēn/

Definition of ravine in English:

noun

A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.
Example sentences
  • I can hide from the patrols, using ravines and deep gorges.
  • As they crested the hill, Paragon saw that this side of the ravine was not so steep.
  • Steep hills, mountains, and ravines with narrow areas of flat terrain characterize the interior.
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Derivatives

ravined

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adjective

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, 'violent rush (of water)' (see ravin).

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