1. cleft

noun. ['ˈklɛft'] a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin).


  • indenture


  • inferior
  • stay

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Rhymes with Cleft

  • antitheft
  • kreft
  • bereft
  • theft
  • tefft
  • neft
  • heft
  • deft

How do you pronounce cleft?

Pronounce cleft as klɛft.

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Sentences with cleft

1. Adjective
Taken during pregnancy, Bactrim, can cause cleft palate.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The shower enclosure is made of glass and green cleft slate.

Quotes about cleft

1. When we try to focus our thought upon One who is pure uncreated being we may see nothing at all, for He dwelleth in light that no man can approach unto. Only by faith and love are we able to glimpse Him as He passes by our shelter in the cleft of the rock.
- A.W. Tozer

2. cleft

noun. ['ˈklɛft'] a long narrow opening.


  • crevasse
  • rift
  • gap
  • chink
  • chap
  • split
  • fatigue crack
  • crevice
  • crack
  • shift
  • fault
  • volcano
  • geological fault
  • faulting
  • opening
  • vent
  • slit
  • fissure
  • break
  • fracture


  • unify
  • stand still
  • united
  • decrease

3. cleft

adjective. ['ˈklɛft'] having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib.


  • dissected


  • close
  • female