Snowdon

[ snohd-n ]
/ ˈsnoʊd n /
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noun

a mountain in NW Wales: highest peak in Wales. 3560 feet (1085 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for snowdon (1 of 2)

Snowdon

1
/ (ˈsnəʊdən) /

noun

a mountain in NW Wales, in Gwynedd: the highest peak in Wales. Height: 1085 m (3560 ft)Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa

British Dictionary definitions for snowdon (2 of 2)

Snowdon

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/ (ˈsnəʊdən) /

noun

1st Earl of, title of Antony Armstrong-Jones . born 1930, British photographer, whose work includes television documentaries, photographic books, and the design of the Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo (1965). His marriage (1960–78) to Princess Margaret ended in divorce
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Word Origin and History for snowdon

Snowdon


mountain in Caernarvonshire, northern Wales, from English snow (n.) + Old English dun "hill, mountain" (see down (n.2); presumably translating a former Celtic name. The height is snow-covered much of the year.

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