[ UK /kˈænɪən/ ]
[ US /ˈkænjən/ ]
  1. a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
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How To Use canyon In A Sentence

  • The unforested hills and plateaus of the Dissected Loess Uplands ecoregion are cut by the canyons of Ecoregion 10l and are disjunct. Ecoregions of Idaho (EPA)
  • And about 50 meters into the canyon at this narrow section, I encountered a place where I was standing on top of a chalkstone with about a ten-foot elevation drop. CNN Transcript May 8, 2003
  • Towering convective clouds rained down a hailstorm of ash, and firebrands even spanned the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
  • There are many things to do on the North Island, but we wanted to get to the south as quickly as possible. Our only major excursion in the North was a day's canyoning in the Piha Canyon just outside Auckland.
  • There were brighter pictures, of early Mexican-Californian life, a pastel of twilight eucalyptus with a sunset-tipped mountain beyond, by Reimers, a moonlight by Peters, and a Griffin stubble-field across which gleamed and smoldered California summer hills of tawny brown and purple-misted, wooded canyons. CHAPTER VIII
  • Its Awesome Foursome weekend, based in the Austrian resort of Zell am See, in the Kitzbühler Alps, features white-water rafting, canyoning, mountain-biking and glacier-skiing.
  • Its seamless curve swept across the canyon and imbedded itself in each side, a gigantic but somehow graceful intrusion.
  • Imagine hunting elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.
  • Even Ethiopia, situated on a high plateau, which was cut up by mountains and vast canyons that made internal travel difficult, was accessible only from an exceptionally hot and unpleasant desert coast.
  • So they have to snake their way up circuitous routes, through canyons and valleys. Christianity Today
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