Definition of seif in English:

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Pronunciation: /siːf/
Pronunciation: /seɪf/
(also seif dune)


A sand dune in the form of a long, narrow ridge.
Example sentences
  • Linear or seif dunes occur in areas of more variable winds and show less lateral movement; star-shaped dunes develop in areas of very variable winds and show little lateral movement and considerable vertical accretion.


Early 20th century: from Arabic sayf 'sword' (because of the shape).

Words that rhyme with seif

aperitif, beef, belief, brief, chief, enfeoff, fief, grief, interleaf, leaf, Leif, lief, Mazar-e-Sharif, misbelief, motif, naif, O'Keeffe, reef, Sharif, sheaf, shereef, sportif, Tenerife, thief

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