[ see-er-uh nuh-vad-uh, -vah-duh; for 2 also Spanish syer-rah ne-vah-th ah ]
/ siˈɛr ə nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ də; for 2 also Spanish ˈsyɛr rɑ nɛˈvɑ ðɑ /
a mountain range in E California. Highest peak, Mt. Whitney, 14,495 feet (4420 meters).
a mountain range in S Spain. Highest peak, Mulhacén, 11,420 feet (3480 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for sierra nevada
noun (functioning as singular)
(sɪˈɛərə nɪˈvɑːdə) a mountain range in E California, parallel to the Coast Ranges. Highest peak: Mount Whitney, 4418 m (14 495 ft)
(Spanish ˈsjɛrra neˈβaða) a mountain range in SE Spain, mostly in Granada and Almería provinces. Highest peak: Cerro de Mulhacén, 3478 m (11 411 ft)
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Cultural definitions for sierra nevada
[ (see-er-uh nuh-vad-uh, nuh-vah-duh) ]
Mountain range in eastern California.
notes for Sierra Nevada
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