[ dih-kliv-i-tee ]
/ dɪˈklɪv ɪ ti /
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noun, plural de·cliv·i·ties.
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How to use declivity in a sentence
On the declivities of the hills, we beheld a number of graves, which were marked by single, upright stones.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The slope was gentle on each side, without any abrupt declivities, and there was hardly any variation in its width.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
On their southern declivities are found vast masses of sand drifted thither by the mid-day gales.
A real forest it is—six hundred acres in extent, and varied by steep declivities, wild dells, and tangled dingles.
What endless undulations in the various declivities and ascents,—here a slant, there a zigzag!The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for declivity
/ (dɪˈklɪvɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
a downward slope, esp of the groundCompare acclivity
Derived forms of declivitydeclivitous, adjective
Word Origin for declivity
C17: from Latin dēclīvitās, from de- + clīvus a slope, hill
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