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mountainclick to hear

Elevated landform characterized by steep slopes; it is usually part of a chain.
mountain valley kettle drumlin forest hill lake plateau mountain torrent mountain slope ridge peak cliff spur pass crest perpetual snows summit

valley click to hear

Elongated depression shaped by a watercourse or glacier and bounded by the slopes of the surrounding land.

kettle click to hear

Cavity formed as a mass of melting ice detaches from the tongue of a receding glacier; some kettles fill with water to form a lake.

drumlin click to hear

Low hill sculpted by a moving glacier and formed of glacial drift; drumlins are usually found in parallel groupings.

forest click to hear

Vast expanse of land covered with trees.

hill click to hear

Moderately high landform whose slopes follow a gentle incline.

lake click to hear

Body of water completely surrounded by land; it varies in size and depth.

plateau click to hear

Vast expanse of relatively flat land, higher than the surrounding region and bounded by deep valleys with sheer cliffs.

mountain torrent click to hear

Watercourse flowing steeply with irregular flow; it is subject to violent floods when the snow melts.

mountain slope click to hear

A mountain face that reaches down into the valley.

ridge click to hear

Long narrow section at the highest point on a mountain.

peak click to hear

Mountain whose summit forms a cone or point.

cliff click to hear

A steep and fairly smooth slope.

spur click to hear

A lower mountain chain bordering a principal chain.

pass click to hear

Depression in a mountain landscape that creates a passage.

crest click to hear

Line intersecting two mountain slopes; a crest can run all the way into the valley.

perpetual snows click to hear

Accumulations of snow on the highest reaches of a mountain that never melt.

summit click to hear

The highest point on the mountain.