noun, plural de·cliv·i·ties.
- decline and fall of the roman empire, the,
Origin of declivity
Examples from the Web for declivity
When he comes to a declivity, he will put his fore feet together, and slide swiftly down it, shoving the snow before him.Excursions and Poems|Henry David Thoreau
At length we came to an Armenian village, situated in a hollow of these mountains, on a declivity.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar|George Smith
I was working on the declivity which led to the Val d'Etretat.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
He, Gerd and the pilot piled out and started climbing and sliding down the declivity.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
But easy roads to painting are like walking on a declivity, where it is difficult to count one's steps, or restrain one's motions.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for declivity
1610s, from French déclivité, from Latin declivitatem (nominative declivitas) "a slope, declivity," from declivis "a sloping downward," from de- "down" + clivus "a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).