[ doh-luh-mahyts, dol-uh- ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. a mountain range in N Italy: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Marmolada, 10,965 feet (3,340 meters).

  • Also called Dolomite Alps .

Words Nearby Dolomites Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Dolomites in a sentence

  • For Nuvolau is fortunately placed in the very centre of the Dolomites, and so commands a finer view than many a higher mountain.

    Little Rivers | Henry van Dyke
  • The hotel, in spite of its size, is excellent, and a few steps up the valley is one of the finest views in the Dolomites.

    Little Rivers | Henry van Dyke
  • The authors of 'The Dolomites' did not go west of the Adige.

    Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
  • Of course the Dolomites do not belong to Switzerland as a State but only geologically.

    The Spell of Switzerland | Nathan Haskell Dole

British Dictionary definitions for Dolomites


/ (ˈdɒləˌmaɪts) /

pl n
  1. a mountain range in NE Italy: part of the Alps; formed of dolomitic limestone. Highest peak: Marmolada, 3342 m (10 965 ft)

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