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Definition of "dene" [dene]

  • Chiefly British A sandy tract or dune by the seashore. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dene" in a sentence
  • "The Oakeydean Burn gathers water from the moorland above, creating a Northumbrian dene, a narrow, wooded cleft snaking down the hillside."
  • "As is now customary this week, the prince tried a few words in the native language - dene, this time, not French: "Maihsi-cho, kay-ya-muck-puck," which roughly translated apparently means thank you very much."
  • "I twitched the fingers of my left hand, remembering kave peta cato yane ixa, six seven eight nine ten; and then the right hand, nea avo eta setra dene, one two three four five."
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