Definition of dune noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//djuːn//
; NAmE NAmE//duːn//
(also sand dune) Coastlines and the sea
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a small hill of sand formed by the wind, near the sea or in a desert Wordfinderbeach, cliff, coast, dune, headland, inlet, promontory, sea, shore, tide See related entries: Coastlines and the sea Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, from Middle Dutch dūne; related to Old English dūn ‘hill’ (related to Dutch duin ‘dune’), perhaps ultimately of Celtic origin and related to Old Irish dún and obsolete Welsh din ‘fort’.
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