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valley

noun [C] uk   /ˈvæl.i/ us  
B1 an area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river running through it: the Nile Valley the Thames valley There was snow on the hill tops but not in the valley.
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in Korean 계곡…
in Arabic وادي…
in French vallée…
in Turkish vadi…
in Italian valle…
in Chinese (Traditional) 穀, 山谷,溪穀…
in Russian долина…
in Polish dolina…
in Spanish valle…
in Portuguese vale…
in German das Tal…
in Catalan vall…
in Japanese 谷, 盆地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谷, 山谷,溪谷…
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