Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Standing out; projecting.

Part of speech: noun

A salient angle.

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Usage examples "salient":

  1. Indeed, from one end, it looked almost ready for the roof, the west gable rising salient through the trees, with the original window intact underneath. - "Peccavi", E. W. Hornung.
  2. On account of the abrupt opening of most monologues, the first clause requires salient and decided action. - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
  3. 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", H. Rider Haggard.