Definition of riverbed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrivərˌbed/


1The bed or channel in which a river flows.
Example sentences
  • Whether it is a streak of water flowing down a dry riverbed or a cast shadow disrupting the almost monochrome field is unclear.
  • Also, as more water flows, parts of the riverbed break away.
  • Once a year, like clockwork, the Old Delhi dam is opened, flooding the dry riverbeds.
1.1The bottom of a river.
Example sentences
  • To wedge each post as tight as possible, they had poured loose stones from riverbeds and the rubble of concrete down into each hole and tamped the stones tight with the butt end of the shovel.
  • Although the Indians welcomed the new settlers, the discovery of gold in the riverbeds sent the Spaniards into a frenzied search for the coveted nuggets.
  • Boulders and small stones were used from the nearby riverbeds in a variety of patterns.

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Syllabification: riv·er·bed

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