A small mountain or hill.
More example sentences
- The topography immediately changes from the high mountains composed of purple and green shales into low monticles characteristic of the coal field.
- Of these natural hillocks, an illustration is found in the chalk monticle on which Corfe Castle is built.
- The old castle and fortress of Guevara is perched on the crown of what Captain Dalgetty would call a monticle, rising very abruptly out of the most arid and dry plain it was ever my fortune to visit.
late 15th century: French, from late Latin monticulus, diminutive of Latin mons, mont- 'mountain'.