promontory

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English[edit]

Promontory.

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin prōmontorium, from prō- + *mineō (to project or jut), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to stand out).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒm.ən.tɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑməntɔɹi/
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Noun[edit]

promontory (plural promontories)

  1. A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
    Synonyms: cliff, headland, hoe
  2. (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
    1. A projection on the sacrum.
    2. A rounded elevation in the tympanum of the ear.

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