Definition of Hebrides in English:

Hebrides

Line breaks: Heb|ri¦des
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛbrɪdiːz
 
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  • A group of about 500 islands off the NW coast of Scotland.

The Inner Hebrides include the islands of Skye, Mull, Jura, Islay, Iona, Coll, Eigg, Rhum, Staffa, and Tiree. The Little Minch separates this group from the Outer Hebrides, which include the islands of Lewis and Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, Barra, and the isolated St Kilda group. The shipping forecast area Hebrides covers an area of the Atlantic off the NW coast of Scotland

Derivatives

Hebridean

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • The sheep, known as ‘nibbling nomads’, are rare-breed Hebrideans.
  • I also heard the story of how a group of Hebrideans, on landing at Cape Fear, heard a Gaelic voice in the dialect of their village.
  • This controversial dish, much prized by Hebrideans, makes a rare foray south.

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