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[ap-uh-nahynz] /ˈæp əˌnaɪnz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a mountain range in Italy, extending across the length of the entire peninsula from NW to SW. Highest peak, Monte Corno, 9585 feet (2922 meters). Unabridged
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  • Other instances, but not so many, may be quoted from south of the Apennines.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The Gothic warriors were kindly treated, but dismissed to their farms between the Apennines and the Adriatic.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Under Gregory he was out of favour, and was kept out of sight in a little hole in the Apennines.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich
  • But, though Hannibal conquered the Alps, the Apennines conquered him.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Turning to the south, you have the purple summits of the Apennines rising above the plain.

  • Morello: the highest of the spurs of the Apennines to the north of Florence.

  • From the halls of the Vatican to the most secluded hermitage of the Apennines, the great revival was everywhere felt and seen.

British Dictionary definitions for Apennines


plural noun
a mountain range in Italy, extending over 1250 km (800 miles) from the northwest to the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Highest peak: Monte Corno, 2912 m (9554 ft)
a mountain range lying in the N quadrants of the moon, extending over 950 km along the SE border of the Mare Imbrium and rising to 6200 m
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