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tarn1

Syllabification: tarn
Pronunciation: /tärn
 
/

noun

A small mountain lake.
Example sentences
  • Walkers to the Lake District often concentrate on conquering the most challenging peaks and fells, forgetting about the region's 16 lakes and 400 tranquil tarns, streams and waterfalls.
  • Below your feet a rosary of mountain tarns drop down towards Rhichonich and beyond them Cambrian quartzite slopes rise to the long ridge of what is probably the finest mountain in this empty quarter of Sutherland - Foinaven.
  • In Cumbria we have a total of between 20 and 22 lakes and tarns.

Origin

Middle English (originally northern English dialect): from Old Norse tjǫrn.

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Syllabification: Tarn
Pronunciation: /tärn
 
/
A river in southern France that rises in the Cévennes and flows 235 miles (380 km) southwest through deep gorges before meeting the Garonne River northwest of Toulouse.

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