[ mou-nuh-key-uh, maw-nuh-kee-uh ]
/ ˈmaʊ nə ˈkeɪ ə, ˈmɔ nə ˈki ə /
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a dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii: one of the five shield volcanoes that form the island, and the highest point in the state of Hawaii. 13,803 feet (4,207 meters).
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Origin of Mauna Kea
First recorded in 1880–85; from Hawaiian, literally “White Mountain”
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How to use Mauna Kea in a sentence
The old man seemed to grow moody and sullen; Kea was rather grieved and saddened.
It was not till we began to chew green sugar-cane together by way of dessert, that Kea's spirits at all returned.
Evidently they were either hurt or distressed that we should think of scientifically observing Mauna Loa.
Kea's voice sank lower than ever, and she glanced around her with a frightened little gaze.
Our arrival at Mauna Loa seemed to prove, as it were, the signal for the mountain to burst out at once into full activity.
British Dictionary definitions for Mauna Kea
/ (ˈmaʊnɑː ˈkeɪɑː) /
an extinct volcano in Hawaii, on N central Hawaii island: the highest island mountain in the world. Height: 4206 m (13 799 ft)
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