Definition of cliff in English:

cliff

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Pronunciation: /klɪf
 
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noun

Derivatives

cliff-like

adjective
More example sentences
  • The cliff-like structure at the heart of the old town rises directly from the sea and causes it to resemble a stone boat at anchor.
  • In the urban maze of narrow streets cut between the cliff-like skyscrapers below, there was mayhem.
  • Inside, the narrow alleys are tight woven, winding shadily between cliff-like walls of brown mud or sparkling white lime wash.

cliffy

adjective
More example sentences
  • Granada province's coastline is rugged and cliffy.
  • ‘Well, I woke up on the cliffy beaches of Riverton,’ she answered.
  • The terrain is very rough, with an array of canyons, cliffy massifs, and stony substrates.

Origin

Old English clif, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch klif.

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