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1. cliff

noun. ['ˈklɪf'] a steep high face of rock.

Synonyms

  • formation
  • geological formation
  • precipice
  • drop
  • drop-off

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • finish
  • head
  • rear

Etymology

  • clif (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Cliff

  • hieroglyph
  • mcniff
  • mcgriff
  • whiff
  • stiff
  • sniff
  • skiff
  • griff
  • ziff
  • tiff
  • shiff
  • schiff
  • riffe
  • riff
  • liffe
  • kiff
  • jif
  • giff
  • diff
  • dif
  • biff

How do you pronounce cliff?

Pronounce cliff as klɪf.

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Sentences with cliff


1. Noun, singular or mass
Climb up the snowy cliff and slide down the chain near the broken bridge to reach Prometheus.

2. Adjective
In the area around Flagstaff, in northern Arizona, you can explore more cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon.

Quotes about cliff


1. If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong."Or "She's going to hurt me."Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ."Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

2. Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.
- Colleen Houck

3. Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.
- Jodi Picoult, Second Glance

2. cliff-brake

noun. any of several small lithophytic ferns of tropical and warm temperate regions.

Synonyms

  • rock brake
  • fern
  • bird's-foot fern
  • Pellaea
  • coffee fern
  • Pellaea atropurpurea
  • cliff brake
  • Pellaea mucronata
  • Pellaea ornithopus
  • genus Pellaea
  • purple rock brake

3. cliff-hanging

adjective. (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense.

Synonyms

  • tense
  • nail-biting
  • suspenseful

Antonyms

  • decisive
  • easy
  • unagitated
  • relax
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