Definition of lowland in English:


Syllabification: low·land
Pronunciation: /ˈlōlənd, -ˌland


(also lowlands)
  • 1Low-lying country: economic power gravitated toward the lowlands [as modifier]: lowland farming
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    • In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.
    • It features everything from snow-capped mountains and river canyons to the lowlands of the Amazon basin.
    • But up in the mountains there are not these extensive areas of lowland tundra where all the birds and the musk oxen can live.
  • 1.1 (the Lowlands) The region of Scotland lying south and east of the Highlands.



(also Lowlander) noun
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  • Highlanders (those living inland, particularly in mountain areas) tend to see lowlanders (those living in the cities and towns around the coast) as untrustworthy and Westernized.
  • The valleys have not lost their character but agricultural and industrial changes have depopulated some areas and opened others to an influx of lowlanders seeking holiday and retirement homes.
  • Then a civil war in 1994 brought an influx of lowlanders with malaria to Karuzi.

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