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EnglishEdit

 
A cliff is a vertical or near vertical rock face
 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /klɪf/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪf

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English clyf, from Old English clif, from Proto-Germanic *klibą.

NounEdit

cliff (plural cliffs)

  1. A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

cliff (plural cliffs)

  1. (music) Obsolete form of clef.
    • 1723, John Harris, Lexicon Technicum
      Suppose a Person hath learnt to sing in the Treble Cliff only, and would sing Notes prick'd in the Tenor Cliff on the middle tine with F# []