Meaning of “valley” in the English Dictionary

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"valley" in British English

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valleynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvæl.i/ us /ˈvæl.i/

B1 an area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river running through it:

the Nile Valley
the Thames/Hudson valley
There was snow on the hill tops but not in the valley.

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  • The house occupies a commanding position at the top of the valley.
  • Changing the course of the river would cause serious environmental damage to the whole valley.
  • The path descended steeply into the valley.
  • A whole valley was drowned when the river was dammed.
  • People have lived in this valley since ancient times.

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

"valley" in American English

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valleynoun [ C ]

us /ˈvæl·i/

an area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river or stream running through it

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