What does the word precipitous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Precipitously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Similar to a precipice.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Headlong in motion.

Usage examples for precipitous

  1. The whole country was broken, weird, precipitous, and grand. – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  2. After riding down the road for about a mile it became precipitous, and Wilbur could readily see where there was likely to be trouble. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  3. In Stillwater Canyon the walls ran up to 1300 feet in height, a narrow canyon, with precipitous sides. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb