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crossroads

Syllabification: cross·roads
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌrōdz
 
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Definition of crossroads in English:

noun

1An intersection of two or more roads.
Example sentences
  • At roundabouts, zebra crossings, crossroads and traffic lights, rear-end shunts can cause serious injury and, in some extreme cases, death.
  • He analysed accidents at urban priority crossroads and staggered intersections.
  • Villagers are to be given the chance to have their say over £1.8m plans to reduce the death toll at a crossroads where two major roads meet near Selby.
1.1A point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences: we stand again at a historic crossroads
More example sentences
  • At the crossroads of a profound and complex political crisis, a new cabinet is finally formed.
  • Thus, without a word of dialogue or a note of music, he has conveyed the change that this woman is about to undergo at the crossroads of her life.
  • But then there was a time when he found himself at the crossroads - mainstream cinema was not accepting him and his versatility was not finding any creative route to expression.
1.2 (crossroad) North American A road that crosses a main road or joins two main roads.
Example sentences
  • As they turned right at a corner the road widened and a crossroad loomed out from the darkness, the same one they had passed that morning.
  • Each one jogged down the road to the four-way crossroad.
  • There was grass on either side of the road, until they got down to the crossroad, the road split into three.

Words that rhyme with crossroads

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