Matterhorn



[mat-er-hawrn] /ˈmæt ərˌhɔrn/

noun
1.
a mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy, in the Pennine Alps. 14,780 feet (4505 meters).
/ˈmætəˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
a mountain on the border between Italy and Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4477 m (14 688 ft) French name Mont Cervin Italian name Monte Cervino (ˈmonte tʃerˈviːno)

Alpine mountain, from German Matte “meadow, pastureland” (see mead (n.2)) + Horn (see horn (n.)). So called for its horn-like shape.

Mountain in the Alps on the border of Switzerland and Italy, celebrated for its distinctive shape.

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