- a hill NE of Perth, in central Scotland: a ruined fort on its summit is traditionally called Macbeth's Castle. 1012 feet (308 meters).
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- a hill in central Scotland, in the Sidlaw Hills: the ruined fort at its summit is regarded as Macbeth's castle. Height: 308 m (1012 ft)
The pronunciation (ˈdʌnsɪˌneɪn) is used in Shakespeare's Macbeth for the purposes of rhyme