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nounplural noun declivities

  • A downward slope.

    ‘a thickly wooded declivity’
    • ‘Set in the Catskill Mountains, the canvas's foreground depicts a logged-over declivity through which runs a thin trickle of water that carries the viewer's eye toward a farmhouse barely visible in the shadows.’
    • ‘Their private apartment rising to a two-storey townhouse overlooking the golf course and encompassing vistas that include the Nephin mountains and a gradual declivity of agricultural land that snuggles in the Moy estuary.’
    • ‘The Brahmaputra River, one of the great rivers of the world, pours down from Tibet, in a steep declivity, into Assam, down toward Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal.’
    • ‘Hours later, I found the pass at over 18,000 feet, a sharp declivity between two minor summits.’
    • ‘When he walked, he walked as though he went down a declivity.’
    • ‘A hundred metres to the north is an ancient cairn/wind shelter sitting on the edge of the declivity which leads to Scope End.’
    gradient, incline, angle, slant, inclination, pitch, decline, ascent, declivity, acclivity, rise, fall, downward, upward, downslope, upslope, ramp, rake, tilt, tip, dip, camber, cant, bevel



/dəˈklivədē/ /dəˈklɪvədi/


Early 17th century from Latin declivitas, from declivis ‘sloping down’, from de- ‘down’ + clivus ‘a slope’.