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



BrE BrE//lɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//lɑːk//
; BrE BrE//lɒx//
; NAmE NAmE//lɑːx//
Rivers and lakes
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(in Ireland) a lake or a long strip of sea that is almost surrounded by land Lough Corrib The mountains were shrouded in mist and the lough looked grey and cold. see also loch See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word OriginMiddle English: from Irish loch. The spelling lough survived in Ireland but the pronunciation was replaced by that of the Irish word.

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