Great Smoky Mountains

plural noun
  1. a range of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee; most of the range is included in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 720 square miles (1,865 square kilometers). Highest peak, Clingman's Dome, 6,642 feet (2,024 meters).

Origin of Great Smoky Mountains

First recorded in 1840–45
  • Also called Smoky Mountains, Great Smokies .

Words Nearby Great Smoky Mountains Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Great Smoky Mountains in a sentence

  • In the depths of the Great Smoky Mountains there lies a hidden lake which no human eye has ever seen.

    Indian Legends Retold | Elaine Goodale Eastman
  • Far in the distance, lifted into the sky, could be seen the Great Smoky Mountains that marked the backbone of the Great Land.

    South Sea Tales | Jack London
  • The boys planned a brief tour afoot and were soon on their way among the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Frank Merriwell Down South | Burt L. Standish
  • These hill towns lay in the high gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains, 150 miles distant.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest | Constance Lindsay Skinner
  • The summer days climbed slowly over the Great Smoky Mountains.

British Dictionary definitions for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

pl n
  1. the W part of the Appalachians, in W North Carolina and E Tennessee. Highest peak: Clingman's Dome, 2024 m (6642 ft)

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Cultural definitions for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Part of the Appalachian Mountains on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

Notes for Great Smoky Mountains

Named after the smokelike haze that envelops them.

Notes for Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the crest of the Smokies. The Appalachian Trail follows the crest of the mountains.

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