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KK Pronunciation

〔 klєft 〕


〔 kleft 〕

Overview of noun cleft

The noun cleft has 2 senses

  • cleft -- (a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin))

  • crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure -- (a long narrow opening)

Overview of verb cleave

The verb cleave has 3 senses

  • cleave, split, rive -- (separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone")

  • cleave -- (make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock")

  • cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere")

Overview of adj cleft

The adj cleft has 1 sense

  • cleft, dissected -- (having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib)