east-south·​east ˈēst-sau̇th-ˈēst How to pronounce east-southeast (audio)
: a compass point that is two points south of due east : S67°30′E

Examples of east-southeast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, a magnitude 3.5 quake hit one-tenth of a mile east-southeast of the town. Jason Green, The Mercury News, 1 Mar. 2024 Its center was located about 50 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2023 In the Atlantic, Hurricane Tammy was about 50 miles north of Guadeloupe and 35 miles east-southeast of the Caribbean island of Antigua. CBS News, 21 Oct. 2023 Other systems to watch On Tuesday morning, Hurricane Nigel had winds of 85 mph and was 690 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 As of the last update, at 4 p.m. CDT Monday, Hurricane Nigel was located 810 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and was tracking to the northwest at 12 mph. Leigh Morgan, al, 18 Sep. 2023 The storm, which was about 40 miles east-southeast of Eastport, Maine, was expected to bring an additional 1 to 2 inches over parts of western Maine and New Brunswick, the Hurricane Center said. Mirna Alsharif, NBC News, 17 Sep. 2023 The storm's center was located about 40 miles east-southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about 130 miles west of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the hurricane center said. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Jose formed overnight and is located about 800 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, moving north at 5 mph. NBC News, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of east-southeast was in 1560

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“East-southeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/east-southeast. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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