ravine
Pronunciation
  • enPR: rə-vēnʹ, IPA: /ɹəˈviːn/
Noun

ravine (plural ravines)

  1. A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
Related terms Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹævɪn/
Noun

ravine (plural ravines)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of raven
    • 1849, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H.:
      And he, shall he,
      Man, her last work, who seem’d so fair, […]
      Who trusted God was love indeed
      And love Creation’s final law—
      Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
      With ravine, shriek’d against his creed—
      Who loved, who suffer’d countless ills,
      Who battled for the True, the Just,
      Be blown about the desert dust,
      Or seal’d within the iron hills?



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