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English definition of “cleft”

cleft

noun [C]  /kleft/ us  
an opening or crack, esp. in a rock or the ground

cleft

adjective  /kleft/ us  
divided into two or more parts: He was strikingly handsome, with dark, wavy hair, a cleft chin (= with a deep vertical line), and penetrating blue eyes.
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