Definition of 'dune'

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Example sentences containing 'dune'

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Down to the coast where the sand dunes were. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When they reached the bay they parked behind a sand dune and walked down to the beach. various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990) Backed by sandy dunes ripe for exploring and hide and seek. The Sun (2014)But their main breeding sites are around the coast on dunes and beaches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On the floor it looks like a sand dune with ridges rising. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The beach is wide and backed with dunes and pine woods but the town itself has little of interest. Brines, Callum Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)High waves riding the storm surge push sand from dune ridges back into the lagoon between the barrier island and the mainland. Christianity Today (2000)Time collapses, and she goes searching along the sand dunes at the wrong time of day. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)There's a big pool on a terrace overlooking sand dunes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is backed by ancient dunes that provide habitats for birds, animals and plant life. The Sun (2014)Broad, long beaches backed by dunes and some pine woods. Brines, Callum Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)It has stunning golden beaches, rolling sand dunes and welcoming shaded woods. The Sun (2012)The sea glows turquoise and the cove lies empty, a stretch of pearly sand backed by dune. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Turn left from the resort for big waves, vast sand dunes and wild sea filled with surfers. The Sun (2014)We drove off at high speed, over sand dunes that caused the vehicle to bounce madly up and down. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Right on the beach and by huge sweeping sand dunes, this great hotel has ten rooms and four villas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A minibus took us to the beach, where we played in the sand dunes and took part in organised games such as egg throwing. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Backed by dunes, it has a really good wave and a great surf school, with all sorts of options for beginners. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's only a half-hour drive from the high rises of the city and watching the sun set over the rolling dunes is definitely worthwhile. The Sun (2006)The ridges of the dunes are sharply defined with sinuous, snaking curves in their profiles, which are thrown into sharp relief by shadow. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Follow the path through the back of the dunes back to the shingle, and from there it's a stroll east to the car park. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'dune'

hillock, down, mound, mount

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Translations for 'dune'

British English: dune NOUN
A dune is a hill of sand near the sea or in a desert.
Large dunes make access to the beach difficult in places.
  • American English: dune
  • Brazilian Portuguese: duna
  • Chinese: 沙丘
  • European Spanish: duna
  • French: dune
  • German: Düne
  • Italian: duna
  • Japanese: 砂丘
  • Korean: 모래 언덕
  • European Portuguese: duna
  • Spanish: duna


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