As nouns the difference between promontory and pinnacle
is that promontory
is a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff while pinnacle
is the highest point.
As a verb pinnacle is
to put something on a pinnacle.
A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
(anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
The highest point.
A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
(figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
(architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
- Some renowned metropolis / With glistering spires and pinnacles around.
* See also
to put something on a pinnacle
to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles