Definition of 'mountainous'
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Only at the very western end, where the terrain is mountainous, are the old smuggling routes still open. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The manager of one migrant centre recruited African refugees to help in mountainous areas of central Italy ravaged by earthquakes last summer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Shepherds in mountainous areas usually keep their sheep at home. Christianity Today (2000)The latter expeditions were made arduous by jungle and mountainous terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it also left the country with mountainous debts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The landscape is mountainous and great for walks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the search is hard because the area is mountainous and overgrown. The Sun (2012)The mountainous terrain is hampering tracking. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pretty coastal villages are complemented by a mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Much of the area is remote and mountainous, making access for any rescue workers difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The locations still range from barren, mountainous regions to industrialised mining areas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The island has a rugged coastline and mountainous interior, and it is renowned for its fishing and sailing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The interior is green and mountainous, a landscape of peaks and fertile valleys with banana plantations and papaya trees. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A woman plunges off a ferry into mountainous seas at night off the Yorkshire coast. The Sun (2011)Its location was a totally exposed, rugged, mountainous area out of town. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Italian island is famed for its mountainous interior, lakes and gorgeous coastline. The Sun (2012)In a mountainous, forested area, this threebedroom house also has sea views. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He called for a spending freeze in light of the mountainous US national debt yet proposed costly initiatives and budget increases. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Rebels use dirt tracks that wind through a mountainous landscape to move back and forth between Lebanon and Syria. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sand bars quickly become coral, which grows mountainous as the sea floor drops further and further into a deeper, darker blue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'mountainous'
British English: mountainous /ˈmaʊntɪnəs/ ADJECTIVE
A mountainous place has a lot of mountains.
...a mountainous region of the country.
- American English: mountainous
- Arabic: جَبَلِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: montanhoso
- Chinese: 多山的
- Croatian: planinski
- Czech: hornatý
- Danish: bjergrig
- Dutch: bergachtig
- European Spanish: montañoso
- Finnish: vuoristoinen
- French: montagneux
- German: gebirgig
- Greek: ορεινός
- Italian: montagnoso
- Japanese: 山の多い
- Korean: 산이 많은
- Norwegian: fjellendt
- Polish: górzysty
- European Portuguese: montanhoso
- Romanian: muntos
- Russian: гористый
- Spanish: montañoso
- Swedish: bergig
- Thai: เต็มไปด้วยภูเขา
- Turkish: dağlık
- Ukrainian: скелястий
- Vietnamese: có núi
Definition of mountainous from the Collins English Dictionary
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