Meaning of “funicular” in the English Dictionary


"funicular" in English

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funicularnoun [ C ]

uk /fjuːˈnɪk.jə.lər/ us /fjuːˈnɪk.juː.lɚ/ also funicular railway, uk /fjuːˌnɪk.jə.lə ˈreɪl.weɪ/ us /-juː.lɚ-/

Examples from literature

  • By this time they had reached the bottom of the funicular, and were back in the little station near the observatory. 
  • They start along the terrace toward the station of the funicular railway. 
  • Those who like to come up by the funicular can do so. 
  • To scale the tremendous incline to the summit there was a funicular railway, to which our party now transferred themselves, sitting on seats raised one above another as in the gallery of a theater. 
  • Upon a certain funicular at a mountain resort, where the cars pass one another up and down every twenty minutes, the conductors salute one another stiffly each time they pass. 

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