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Great Smoky Mountains

plural noun
1.
a range of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee; most of the range is included in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km). Highest peak, Clingman's Dome, 6642 feet (2024 meters).
Also called Smoky Mountains, Great Smokies.
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  • Far in the distance, lifted into the sky, could be seen the Great Smoky Mountains that marked the backbone of the Great Land.

    South Sea Tales Jack London
  • These hill towns lay in the high gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains, 150 miles distant.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest Constance Lindsay Skinner
  • The boys planned a brief tour afoot and were soon on their way among the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish
  • The summer days climbed slowly over the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • In the depths of the Great Smoky Mountains there lies a hidden lake which no human eye has ever seen.

    Indian Legends Retold Elaine Goodale Eastman
British Dictionary definitions for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

plural noun
1.
the W part of the Appalachians, in W North Carolina and E Tennessee. Highest peak: Clingman's Dome, 2024 m (6642 ft)
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Great Smoky Mountains in Culture

Great Smoky Mountains definition


Part of the Appalachian Mountains on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

Note: Named after the smokelike haze that envelops them.
Note: Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the crest of the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail follows the crest of the mountains.
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