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Meaning of “cleft” in the English Dictionary

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

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cleftnoun [C]

 us   /kleft/
an ​opening or ​crack, esp. in a ​rock or the ​ground


 us   /kleft/
divided into two or more ​parts: He was ​strikinglyhandsome, with ​dark, ​wavyhair, a cleft ​chin (= with a ​deepverticalline), and ​penetratingblueeyes.
(Definition of cleft from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cleft”
in Spanish hendidura, grieta…
in Vietnamese khe…
in Malaysian rekahan…
in Thai รอยแยก…
in French fissure…
in German die Spalte…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指岩石或地面的)裂口,裂缝…
in Indonesian celah…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指岩石或地面的)裂口,裂縫…
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