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Line breaks: de|bouch|ure
Pronunciation: /dɪbʊˈʃʊə

Definition of debouchure in English:


The mouth of a river or valley.
Example sentences
  • This view is taken from the American side, and presents the debouchure of the waters of Niagara into Lake Ontario, from a point of great advantage.
  • Mr. Balfour saw that they had left the river, and were pushing up the debouchure of a sluggish little affluent.
  • Washing the walls of the town of Cumana - situated on its margin on the west side of its debouchure - is a long narrow arm of the sea.


mid 19th century: alteration of embouchure, on the pattern of debouch.

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