Cliff and Slope


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Cliff noun – A steep wall of rock, earth, or ice.
Slope and cliff are semantically related in escarpment topic. In some cases you can use "Slope" instead a noun "Cliff".
Nearby Word: cliffy
Synonyms for Cliff


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Slope noun – The degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon.
Cliff and slope are semantically related in escarpment topic. Sometimes you can use "Cliff" instead a noun "Slope".
Nearby Words: slop, sloping, sloped
Synonyms for Slope

How words are described

high high cliff high slope
exact exact cliff exact slope
particular particular cliff particular slope
sheer sheer cliff sheer slope
Other adjectives: small, real, huge, distant, steep, rocky, snowy.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Richard Dawkins Climbing Mount Improbable (1996) - Dawkins attacks a specific criticism of evolution by explaining how complex structures can evolve in small steps, using the analogy of a mountain with a sheer cliff on one side and a gentle slope on the other.
  • Spanner in the Works In the Homestar Runner holiday toon "A Death-Defying Decemberween," Homestar announces to one and all that he's going to sled down the Steep Deep - a vertical cliff face - and Strong Bad catches The Cheat surreptitiously helping Homestar bury a mattress at the foot of the alleged slope.
  • Web Animation / RWBY Three-Point Landing: In the Black Trailer, Adam and Blake charge down a cliff-side slope towards a speed train before somersaulting onto a carriage roof, unsheathing their swords in mid-air to act as a brake when they land.
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