Prince William Sound

geographical name
Prince Wil·​liam Sound | \ ˈwil-yəm How to pronounce Prince William Sound (audio) \

Definition of Prince William Sound

inlet of the Gulf of Alaska in southern Alaska east of the Kenai Peninsula

Note: Prince William Sound was the site of a massive oiltanker spill in March 1989.

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