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valley Line breaks: val¦ley

Definition of valley in English:

noun (plural valleys)

1A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it: [in place names]: the Thames Valley [as modifier]: the valley floor
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  • It has such beautiful farmland, mountains, valleys, and rivers that one-fifth of the country is designated as national parkland.
  • Mountains, valleys, and rivers provide memorable scenery for tourists.
  • The steep hills and valleys also offer superb rivers for white-water rafting.
hollow, depression, hole, basin, gully, gorge, pass, ravine, canyon, rift, gap;
British combe, slade, dene;
Northern English clough;
Scottish glen, strath;
Indian nullah;
South African kloof;
in Arabic-speaking countrieswadi
literary dell, dingle
2 Architecture An internal angle formed by the intersecting planes of a roof, or by the slope of a roof and a wall.
Example sentences
  • Check flashings at valleys, chimneys, dormers, vent pipes, and other roofing protrusions.
  • Roof outlets, valleys, gutters and overflows need to be inspected and cleaned twice each year, once in the autumn and once in the spring.
  • One of the valleys in the church roof needs repairs immediately.


Middle English: from Old French valee, based on Latin vallis, valles; compare with vale1.

Words that rhyme with valley

Ali, alley, Allie, Ally, bally, dally, dilly-dally, farfalle, galley, Halley, mallee, Mexicali, pally, Raleigh, rally, reveille, sally, tally

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