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sierra Syllabification: si·er·ra
Pronunciation: /sēˈerə/

Definition of sierra in English:


1A long jagged mountain chain.
Example sentences
  • In the far north-west, the splinter-like peninsula of Lower California, with its high sierras, is a southward extension of the Sierra Nevada.
  • It was treated to a carefully controlled, often intimate account that explored the foothills as thoroughly as the high sierras.
  • This meant that Sonoran rivers, which originate in the eastern sierras, had to be diverted.
2A code word representing the letter S, used in radio communication.
Example sentences
  • In the phonetic alphabet, my initials are Sierra Echo (first and middle name), what is yours?


Mid 16th century: Spanish, from Latin serra 'saw'.

Words that rhyme with sierra

Berra, error, Ferrer, terror
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