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1. levee

noun. ['ˈlɛvi'] an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing.

Antonyms

  • exit

Etymology

  • levé (French)
  • levée (French)
  • lever (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Levee

  • vevey
  • tevye
  • levy
  • heavy
  • chevy
  • bevy

How do you pronounce levee?

Pronounce levee as ˈlɛvi.

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Example sentences of the word levee


1. Adjective
Build the levee high enough so that its top measures approximately 8 to 12 inches above the water level.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Carefully watch for burrowing animals such as moles, gophers or muskrats that can make holes in the levee.

2. levee

noun. ['ˈlɛvi'] a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court).

Etymology

  • levé (French)
  • levée (French)
  • lever (French)

3. levee

noun. ['ˈlɛvi'] a pier that provides a landing place on a river.

Synonyms

  • pier
  • wharfage
  • wharf

Etymology

  • levé (French)
  • levée (French)
  • lever (French)
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