Definition of “countryside” - English Dictionary

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“countryside” in British English

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countrysidenoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈkʌn.tri.saɪd/ us /ˈkʌn.tri.saɪd/

A2 land not in towns, cities, or industrial areas, that is either used for farming or left in its natural condition:

The countryside around there is beautiful.
The mansion is set in 90 acres of beautiful, unspoiled countryside.
Every summer thousands of people flock to the countryside.

More examples

  • The countryside has been denuded by war.
  • I dislike walking and I hate the countryside.
  • The countryside is dotted with beautiful churches.
  • This countryside provides you with some of the most entrancing views.
  • The best way to explore the countryside is on foot.

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

“countryside” in American English

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countrysidenoun [ U ]

us /ˈkʌn·triˌsɑɪd/

land not in towns, cities, or industrial areas which is either used for farming or left in its natural condition:

Much of Connecticut’s countryside is dotted with large estates and horse farms.

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