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boulder1

Line breaks: boul|der
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊldə
 
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noun

A large rock, typically one that has been worn smooth by erosion.
Example sentences
  • The organisation said the most numerous relics were rock carvings found on boulders and outcrops.
  • The trail narrowed, weaving round giant boulders and overhangs of smooth rock.
  • The reverie was broken as if someone hurled a boulder into a smooth flowing stream.
Synonyms
rock, stone, boulderstone;
Australian/New Zealand gibber, gibber stone

Origin

late Middle English: shortened from earlier boulderstone.

Derivatives

bouldery

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adjective
Example sentences
  • A bouldery summit with a large cairn looms large, fooling many into believing this is the summit.
  • The Spey snakes between rolling hills, with stretches of bouldery rapids and limpid pools where salmon leap and plop.
  • Flanagan lowered his close-shaved, bouldery head, studied me with unwavering eyes, then took a swallow from his pint.

Words that rhyme with boulder

beholder, folder, holder, moulder (US molder), polder, scolder, shoulder, smoulder (US smolder), upholder, withholder

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Boulder2

Syllabification: Boul·der
Pronunciation: /ˈbōldər/

Entry from US English dictionary

A city in north central Colorado, northwest of Denver, home to the University of Colorado; population 94,171 (est. 2008).

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