Matterhorn

Matterhorn

[mat-er-hawrn]
noun
a mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy, in the Pennine Alps. 14,780 feet (4505 meters).
French Mont Cervin.
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Matterhorn (ˈmætəˌhɔːn)
 
n
French name: Mont Cervin, Italian name: Monte Cervino a mountain on the border between Italy and Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4477 m (14 688 ft)

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Matterhorn definition


Mountain in the Alps on the border of Switzerland and Italy, celebrated for its distinctive shape.

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