Definition of lough in English:

lough

Pronunciation: /lɒk//lɒx/

noun

  • Irish spelling of loch
    • ‘Ferox are exclusively a fish of the central European glacial lakes, the Scottish lochs and the Irish loughs.’
    • ‘From mountains, glens lakes, loughs, caves, cliffs and beaches to cities, towns, villages and hamlets, it's all within reach of your schedule and budget’.’
    • ‘The majority of tench fishing takes place in natural loughs or loughs produced by peat diggings.’
    • ‘The lough is an estuary, thus salty, so keeping the head out of the water is more of an issue than when at the pool.’
    • ‘They have not been able to populate fast-flowing rivers and open estuary areas, but lakes and loughs are a huge target for them.’

Origin

Middle English: from Irish loch. The spelling lough survived in Ireland but the pronunciation was replaced by that of the Irish word.

Pronunciation:

lough

/lɒk//lɒx/