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[kee-lou-ey-ah, -ey-uh, kil-oh-]
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  1. a crater on Mauna Loa volcano, on SE Hawaii island, in Hawaii. 2 miles (3.2 km) wide; 4040 feet (1231 meters) high.
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Examples from the Web for kilauea

Historical Examples

  • At Kilauea the shocks were as frequent as the ticking of a watch.

    Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

    Richard Linthicum

  • From the village or city of Hilo comfortable coaches take visitors over a fine road clear to the crater of Kilauea.

  • It grieved me that I could not afford to stay in Honolulu and visit Kilauea.

    A Tramp's Notebook

    Morley Roberts

  • The crater of Kilauea is at an altitude of 4000 feet and is easily reached by automobile.

    Your National Parks

    Enos A. Mills

  • The active rim of Kilauea is four thousand feet above the sea.

    Your National Parks

    Enos A. Mills

British Dictionary definitions for kilauea


  1. a crater on the E side of Mauna Loa volcano, on SE Hawaii island: the world's largest active crater. Height: 1247 m (4090 ft). Width: 3 km (2 miles)
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