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cirque

División en sílabas: cirque
Pronunciación: /sərk
 
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Definición de cirque en inglés:

sustantivo

1 Geology A half-open steep-sided hollow at the head of a valley or on a mountainside, formed by glacial erosion. Also called corrie, cwm.
Example sentences
  • The fourth and fifth landscape types are alpine landscapes, consisting of branching networks of troughs separated by ridges; and cirque landscapes, in which separate cirques are set in an upland massif.
  • The cirque valley, which is heavily timbered, is deeply dissected by Portland Creek and its tributaries.
  • Sitting within a glacial cirque, the 17-room chalet has sweeping vistas of teal Lake McDonald - and the occasional mountain goat.
2 literary A ring, circlet, or circle.
Example sentences
  • The decoration of metal cirques and a network of patchwork cloth highlight extremely simple frocks to show off the figure.

Origen

late 17th century (sense 2): from French, from Latin circus.

Words that rhyme with cirque

berk, berserk, Burke, dirk, Dunkirk, erk, irk, jerk, kirk, lurk, mirk, murk, outwork, perk, quirk, shirk, smirk, stirk, Turk, work

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