Fountain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfaʊntn|  American pronunciation of the word fountain
Brit.  |ˈfaʊntɪn|  British pronunciation of the word fountain


- a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
- a natural flow of ground water (syn: outflow, outpouring, spring)
- an artificially produced flow of water (syn: jet)
- a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water (syn: fount)


The crowd gathered around the fountain in the plaza.

A fountain of blood was pouring from his chest.

A fountain of sparks shot high into the sky.

The glory of the town is its fountain.

...the basement of the outdoor fountain needs a lot of restoration work...

...water flowed along the conduit to the fountain...

...the foolishness of going off to search for the fountain of youth...

This fountain is reputed never to dry up.

In the centre there was an affluent fountain of the clearest water.

A fountain will give your garden a touch of class.

Fountain pens have come back in favour.

He was a fountain of information on Asian affairs.

The fountain is lit up at night.

The fountain shoots water 20 feet into the air.

Near the lapse of the fountain there was a royal house. (T. Taylor)

Word forms

singular: fountain
plural: fountains
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