noun, plural val·leys.
Origin of valley
Related Words for valleygorge, canyon, basin, plain, lowland, glen, dale, bottom, dell, trough, channel, notch, depression, dingle, swale, vale, coulee
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Contemporary Examples of valley
But the people from Valley Stream had such a thick New York accent that was all around me.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
Our escort, Hajji Zalwar Khan, is the chief elder in charge of the valley council.
The tragedy America faced in that valley will always overshadow any other thoughts we have about the place.
As another elder in the valley put it—perhaps more succinctly—“emotions are for women.”
We first met Hajji Zalwar Khan over tea and lunch in the Pech Valley in a house clinging to a cliff high above the valley floor.
Historical Examples of valley
Looking around him, he at length, from the edge of the valley, descried Robert.Brave and Bold
There was not enough food in the valley for both the old inhabitants and the newcomers.
The battle was disastrous for the Egyptians and the valley of the Nile was open to the invaders.
In an instant he was in his saddle and spurring down the valley.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Nothing was left her in the valley but the shadow, and the last weapon, All-prayer.Weighed and Wanting
Word Origin for valley
late 13c., from Anglo-Norman valey, Old French valee "a valley," from Vulgar Latin *vallata, from Latin vallis "valley," of unknown origin. Valley Girl (in reference to San Fernando Valley of California) was popularized 1982 in song by Frank Zappa and his daughter. Valley of Death was anglicized in Middle English as Helldale (mid-13c.).