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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Considering I've walked over the Apennines, it's common sense.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • It skimmed the Apennines and landed not far from Archimedes.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • But, though Hannibal conquered the Alps, the Apennines conquered him.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Orange walks,—fountains,—a view of the Apennines and Mediterranean at once.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Morello: the highest of the spurs of the Apennines to the north of Florence.

  • The Apennines had not been seen for years, but Corsica was liable to appear at any time.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • Our situation is reported to be among the highest of the Apennines.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
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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