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1. valley

noun. ['ˈvæli'] a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.

Synonyms

  • depression
  • gully
  • rift valley
  • hollow
  • ravine
  • natural depression
  • nullah
  • holler
  • glen
  • vale

Antonyms

  • highland
  • psychotic depression
  • neurotic depression
  • elation

Etymology

  • vallée (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Rift Valley

  • dillydally
  • mcnally
  • mcnalley
  • delvalle
  • vitaly
  • vitale
  • verbally
  • straley
  • ranalli
  • mcgalley
  • mccalley
  • finale
  • devalle
  • cavalli
  • stahly
  • stahley
  • scally
  • omalley
  • o'malley
  • graley
  • bralley
  • braley
  • whalley
  • valli
  • vallely
  • vallee
  • tally
  • talley
  • shali
  • sally

Example sentences of the word rift-valley


1. Noun Phrase
Volcanoes also stud the western rift valley, among them the Virunga Massif, crowned by 14,787-foot Mount Karisimbi.

2. Noun Phrase
As the two plates push away from each other, a "rift valley" is formed.

2. rift

noun. ['ˈrɪft'] a gap between cloud masses.

Synonyms

  • opening

Antonyms

  • stay
  • unify

Etymology

  • rypta (Old Norse)

3. rift

noun. ['ˈrɪft'] a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions).

Synonyms

  • rupture
  • separation
  • severance
  • breakup
  • schism
  • detachment
  • breach
  • break

Antonyms

  • connectedness
  • joint
  • continuity
  • association

Etymology

  • rypta (Old Norse)

4. rift

noun. ['ˈrɪft'] a narrow fissure in rock.

Synonyms

  • crevice
  • cleft
  • fissure
  • crack

Antonyms

  • keep
  • respect
  • close
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • rypta (Old Norse)
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