Definition of Alps in English:

Alps

Pronunciation /alps/ /ælps/

proper noun

  • A mountain system in Europe that extends in a curve from the coast of southeastern France through northwestern Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, southern Germany, and Austria, into Slovenia. The highest peak, Mont Blanc, rises to a height of 15,771 feet (4,807 m).

Origin

Late Middle English via French from Latin Alpes, from Greek Alpeis, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

Alps

/alps/ /ælps/