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crevice

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɛvɪs
 
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Definition of crevice in English:

noun

A narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall: many creatures hide in crevices in the rock
More example sentences
  • A lack of legs helps them fit into tight gaps and crevices and down narrow holes.
  • The figure is formed by shadows of rocks when the sun penetrates the cave trough openings and crevices.
  • They lead an active life during the day and sleep at night, often hiding in caves or rock crevices.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French crevace, from crever 'to burst', from Latin crepare 'to rattle, crack'.

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