Meaning of “cavern” in the English Dictionary

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"cavern" in English

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cavernnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæv.ən/ us /ˈkæv.ɚn/

Examples from literature

  • Four avenues opened out of the small cavern which the great rock stood in. 
  • I continued my way further into the cavern, watching the play of light upon the huge stalactites that hung from the roof. 
  • The cavern was as big as two or three rooms bunched together, and Jim could stand up straight in it. 
  • The cavern was imperfectly explored. 
  • You shall go with me into the dark caverns of the earth, and see how rocks and metals are made in nature's forging shop. 

(Definition of “cavern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cavern" in American English

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cavernnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæv·ərn/

a large cave

(Definition of “cavern” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)