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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hil-uh k]
    • /ˈhɪl ək/
    • /ˈhɪl.ək/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hil-uh k]
    • /ˈhɪl ək/

Definitions of hillock word

  • noun hillock a small hill. 1
  • noun hillock A small hill or mound. 1
  • noun hillock small hill 1
  • countable noun hillock A hillock is a small hill. 0
  • noun hillock a small hill or mound 0
  • noun hillock a small hill; mound 0

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Origin of hillock

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, hillock is from the Middle English word hilloc. See hill, -ock

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Parts of speech for Hillock


hillock popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for hillock

noun hillock

  • slope — to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant.
  • heap — a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile: a heap of stones.
  • promontory — a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
  • headland — a promontory extending into a large body of water.
  • ascent — An ascent is an upward journey, especially when you are walking or climbing.

Antonyms for hillock

noun hillock

  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.
  • depression — A depression is a time when there is very little economic activity, which causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.

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