Definition Of declivity

noun

a downward slope.

a thickly wooded declivity

Example Of declivity

  • A hundred metres to the north is an ancient cairn/wind shelter sitting on the edge of the declivity which leads to Scope End.

  • a thickly wooded declivity

  • Elevated mounds, with steep declivitous sides, are found in places, rising abruptly out of the midst of a plain, to considerable heights.

  • Hours later, I found the pass at over 18,000 feet, a sharp declivity between two minor summits.

  • Set in the Catskill Mountains, the canvas's foreground depicts a logged-over declivity through which runs a thin trickle of water that carries the viewer's eye toward a farmhouse barely visible in the shadows.


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