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"fountain" in British English

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fountainnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfaʊn.tɪn/
B1 a ​stream of ​water that is ​forced up into the ​air through a ​smallhole, ​especially for ​decorativeeffect, or the ​structure in a ​lake or ​pool from which this ​flows

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

"fountain" in American English

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fountainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑʊn·tən/
a ​stream of ​water that is ​forced up into the ​air through a ​smallhole, esp. for ​decorativeeffect, or the ​structure from which this ​flows: the fountain in Central Park
(Definition of fountain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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