Share this entry

Share this page

cirque

División en sílabas: cirque
Pronunciación: /sərk
 
/

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.

Definición de cirque en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día Sprachgefühl
Pronunciación: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…