Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “precipitous”

precipitous

adjective    /prɪˈsɪp·ɪ·t̬əs/
very steep, or falling a long way very fast: precipitous cliffs New fads could result in a precipitous drop in sales.
(Definition of precipitous adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of precipitous

Definitions of “precipitous” in other dictionaries

Translations of “precipitous”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More