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Death Valley

noun

  1. an arid basin in eastern California and southern Nevada: lowest land in North America. About 1,500 square miles (3,900 square kilometers); 280 feet (85 meters) below sea level.


Death Valley

noun

  1. a desert valley in E California and W Nevada: the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the US. Lowest point: 86 m (282 ft) below sea level. Area: about 3885 sq km (1500 sq miles)


Death Valley

  1. Desert valley in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada .


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Notes

The lowest point in North America — 282 feet below sea level.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Death Valley1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

In 2006, she directed a segment entitled “Death Valley” as part of the erotic short film compilation, Destricted.

The short centered on a man in Death Valley exploring different ways to stimulate himself.

“My father first came to Death Valley because Charles Manson told him to,” Claire wrote in Granta in 2009.

Solitude with Willie was an alkaline Death Valley without oasis.

The heat of Death Valley quickly dried up blood, tissue, bone.

A killdeer—bird of the swamps and marshes—what could he be doing in arid and barren Death Valley?

A sombre smoky sunset, as if this Death Valley was the gateway of hell, and its sinister shades were upflung from fire.

Rather overpowering, indeed, was it to sit on the floor of Death Valley, miles from the slopes that appeared so far away.

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