Definition of steppe in English:

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Pronunciation: /stɛp/


(often steppes)
A large area of flat unforested grassland in SE Europe or Siberia.
Example sentences
  • By the mid-sixteenth century Crimea, the southern Russian steppes, the Kazakh steppes, and western Siberia had come under Islamic law.
  • With these they are able to dramatise plains, prairies, steppes and meadows.
  • From the borders of Europe to the frozen steppes of Siberia and the Pacific coastline of Vladivostok, Russia is still geographically a powerful presence despite having shed its Soviet-era neighbours.


Late 17th century: from Russian stepʹ.

Words that rhyme with steppe

cep, Dieppe, hep, misstep, outstep, pep, prep, rep, schlepp, skep, step, strep

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