What does the word salient mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A salient angle.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Saliently.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Standing out; projecting.

Usage examples for salient

  1. On account of the abrupt opening of most monologues, the first clause requires salient and decided action. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. But the ropes which we threw over the angles of the rocks, or salient points of ice, letting ourselves down by their help and drawing them after us when we reached the next foothold, saved us from disaster. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard