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noun [countable] mountain pronunciation in British English /ˈmaʊntɪn/
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  1. 1
    a natural structure like a very big hill that is much higher than the usual level of land around it
    They went walking and climbing in the mountains.
    spectacular mountain scenery
    There was still snow on the mountain tops.
  2. 2
    a large pile or amount of something
    mountain of: He was buried under a mountain of paperwork.

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