east-north·​east ˈēst-nȯrth-ˈēst How to pronounce east-northeast (audio)
: a compass point that is two points north of due east : N67°30′E

Examples of east-northeast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mount Baldy, also known as Mount San Antonio, is in the San Gabriel Mountains, about 50 miles east-northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 8 Jan. 2024 Nigel is a Category 1 hurricane about 650 miles east-northeast of Bermuda. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023 Lee was just shy of 350 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands as of 11 a.m. ET Saturday, whipping up maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 9 Sep. 2023 Light east-northeast breezes continue to provide ultra-comfortable air (dew points even below 50 degrees!) and may occasionally gust near 15 mph. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 The hurricane center said that Idalia is forecast to turn toward the northeast and east-northeast, moving near or along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina late today and Thursday. Leigh Morgan, al, 30 Aug. 2023 After landfall, Idalia was expected to turn toward the northeast and east-northeast, moving near or along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina later Wednesday and Thursday. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Light east-northeast breezes may be a bit more noticeable by day’s end. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2023 High temperatures aim for the low to mid-70s with east-northeast breezes gusting near 20 mph a couple of times midday into the afternoon. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 26 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of east-northeast was circa 1605

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“East-northeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/east-northeast. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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