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 (măt′ər-hôrn′, mä′tər-)
A mountain, 4,478 m (14,692 ft) high, in the Pennine Alps on the Italian-Swiss border. It was first scaled in 1865.


(Placename) a mountain on the border between Italy and Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4477 m (14 688 ft). French name: Mont Cervin Italian name: Monte Cervino


(ˈmæt ərˌhɔrn)

a mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy, in the Pennine Alps. 14,780 ft. (4505 m). French, Mont Cervin.
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Noun1.Matterhorn - a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high)Matterhorn - a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Alps, the Alps - a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction


[ˈmætəˌhɔːn] n the Matterhornil Cervino
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