Definition of ravine in English:

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ravine

Pronunciation: /rəˈvēn/

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.
Synonyms
gorge, canyon, gully, couloir;
chasm, abyss, gulf, gulch, coulee

Derivatives

ravined

adjective

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with ravine

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Syllabification: ra·vine

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