Synonyms for acclivity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kliv-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : əˈklɪv ɪ ti

Définition of acclivity

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Latin acclivitatem (nominative acclivitas) "an ascending direction, an upward steepness," from acclivis "mounting upwards, ascending," from ad- "up" (see ad-) + clivus "hill, a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)).
  • noun incline
Example sentences :
  • The acclivity of these hills is such, that every tree appears full to the eye.
  • Extract from : « A Tour in Ireland » by Arthur Young
  • There, upon an acclivity, a tin plate was found on the ground.
  • Extract from : « Essays on early ornithology and kindred subjects » by James R. McClymont
  • Against the face of the acclivity, there was not much danger of their being seen.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Slaves » by Mayne Reid
  • They have been so, but now, climbing the acclivity, they have quieted their horses to a walk.
  • Extract from : « The Death Shot » by Mayne Reid
  • Let the ascent to it be not by steps 16 but by an acclivity of raised earth.
  • Extract from : « The Antiquities of the Jews » by Flavius Josephus
  • He swam to the side, crawled up the acclivity, and returned to his village.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Superstition » by W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Toiled up an acclivity and when on the top stood still and looked around me.
  • Extract from : « Wild Wales » by George Borrow
  • At last, she sank down on one of the rocky steps of the acclivity.
  • Extract from : « The Great Stone Face » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Straight and white it showed to the acclivity by the Roman ruin.
  • Extract from : « The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu » by Sax Rohmer
  • At last she sank down on one of the rocky steps of the acclivity.
  • Extract from : « Twice Told Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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