Definition of standing stone in English:

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standing stone

Pronunciation: /ˈstandiNG stōn/


Another term for menhir.
Example sentences
  • Surviving monuments in the Kilmartin Valley include a ‘linear cemetery’ of Bronze Age cairns, several standing stones, a stone circle and numerous elaborate rock art panels.
  • There are hundreds of other chambered cairns and standing stones and several stone circles across the islands.
  • The field site contains over 45 stone circles, passage graves, standing stones and dolmen tombs and has been the focus of excavations for more than twenty years.

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Syllabification: stand·ing stone

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