As nouns the difference between promontory and abyss
is that promontory
is a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff while abyss
is hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean
A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
(anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
* abysm, abime
Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean.
(frequently, figurative) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space. [ ]
Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound. [ ]
Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
An impending catastrophic happening.
(heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.
* (impending catastrophic happening) It is typically preceded by the word the .