What is another word for fells?

Pronunciation: [fˈɛlz] (IPA)

Fells are hilly or mountainous areas that are characterized by their rugged terrain and often rough weather conditions. There are a variety of synonyms that can be used to describe these types of landscapes, depending on the context and the specific features of the land. Some options might include ridges, peaks, mountains, hills, and crags. Each of these terms has slightly different connotations, with ridges bringing to mind more gently sloping terrain, peaks referring to high points or summits, mountains conjuring up larger and more imposing features, hills indicating smaller or gentler hillsides, and crags being rough, jagged, or uneven rocks or cliffs.

What are the hypernyms for Fells?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Fells

Except in the depth of winter on the highest fells it is of much more use than an axe, which is, of course, indispensable when there is much snow or ice.
"Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England"
W. P. Haskett Smith
The cream of the climbing is on those fells which are composed of rocks belonging to what is called 'the Borrowdale Series,' such as Scafell Pillar, Gable, Bowfell, and as a rule the finest climbs are found on the sides which face the north and east.
"Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England"
W. P. Haskett Smith
I left home on First day, the 25th, for Newton, over the fells.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel"
John Yeardley

Famous quotes with Fells

  • I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.
    James Herriot
  • Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.
    Beatrix Potter
  • My grandmother made her home at Fox How under the shelter of the fells, with her four daughters, the youngest of whom was only eight when their father died.
    Mary A. Ward
  • But that which Wordsworth knew, even the old man When poetry had failed like desire, was something I have yet to learn, and you, Duddon, Have learned and re-learned to forget and forget again. Not the radical, the poet and heretic, To whom the water-forces shouted and the fells Were like a blackboard for the scrawls of God, But the old man, inarticulate and humble, Knew that eternity flows in a mountain beck.
    William Wordsworth

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