Definition of monticle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒntɪk(ə)l/

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A small mountain or hill.
Example sentences
  • He stood on the top of a steep monticle, used by pilots as a look-out for vessels approaching the coast.
  • The monticle stands not far from the western extremity of the valley.
  • The old castle and fortress of Guevara is perched on the crown of what Captain Dalgetty would call a monticle, rising very abruptly out of the most arid and dry plain it was ever my fortune to visit.


Late 15th century: French, from late Latin monticulus, diminutive of Latin mons, mont- 'mountain'.

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