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glen Syllabification: glen

Definition of glen in English:


A narrow valley.
Example sentences
  • The choice of venue - Glasgow, the road junction for Gaelic immigration from the Highlands of Scotland and the glens of Ireland - is also significant.
  • The Slieve Blooms full of hidden glens and valleys and lakes and have a certain magic that draws not only the tourists but also the locals back again and again.
  • And you can see why, because the tiny island has the lot - mountains, rugged coastline, beaches, open moorland and wooded glens.


Late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish gleann (earlier glenn).

Words that rhyme with glen

Adrienne, again, amen, Ardennes, Behn, Ben, Benn, Bren, cayenne, Cévennes, Dairen, den, en, fen, gen, Glenn, Guyenne, Gwen, hen, julienne, Karen, ken, Len, Loren, men, Nene, Ogaden, paren, pen, Penn, Phnom Penh, Rennes, Shenzhen, Sun Yat-sen, ten, then, Tlemcen, when, wren, yen, zazen, Zen
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