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



BrE BrE//ˈprɒməntri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːməntɔːri//
(pl. promontories) Coastlines and the sea
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a long narrow area of high land that goes out into the sea synonym headland a rocky promontory overlooking the bay Wordfinderbeach, cliff, coast, dune, headland, inlet, promontory, sea, shore, tide See related entries: Coastlines and the sea Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin promontorium, variant (influenced by mons, mont- ‘mountain’) of promunturium.
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