giant's causeway

Giant's Causeway
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈdʒaɪənts ˈkɑːˌz.we/
    • /ˈdʒaɪənts ˈkɔːz.weɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈdʒaɪənts ˈkɑːˌz.we/

Definitions of giant's causeway words

  • noun giant's causeway a large body of basalt, unusual in displaying perfect columnar jointing, exposed on a promontory on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. 1
  • noun giant's causeway a promontory of columnar basalt on the N coast of Northern Ireland, in Antrim: consists of several thousand pillars, mostly hexagonal, that were formed by the rapid cooling of lava and the inward contraction of the lava flow 0
  • noun giant's causeway headland in N Northern Ireland, consisting of thousands of small, vertical basaltic columns: c. 3 mi (4.8 km) long 0

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Origin of giant's causeway

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1770-80

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giant's causeway popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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