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EtymologyEdit

From crest +‎ fallen, from the appearance of a horse with its crest (head) on its chest after defeat in a battle

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈkɹɛstfɔːlən/
  • (US): IPA(key): /ˈkɹɛstfɔlən/
  • (cot-caught merger, Northern Cities Vowel Shift): IPA(key): /ˈkɹɛstfɑlən/
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AdjectiveEdit

crestfallen (comparative more crestfallen, superlative most crestfallen)

  1. Sad because of a recent disappointment.
  2. Depressed.
  3. (obsolete, of a horse) Having the crest, or upper part of the neck, hanging to one side.

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1876 1887 1897 1908 1946 2010
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