lagoon

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noun la·goon \lə-ˈgün\

Definition of lagoon

  1. 1 :  a shallow sound, channel, or pond near or communicating with a larger body of water

  2. 2 :  a shallow artificial pool or pond (as for the processing of sewage or storage of a liquid)

lagoonal

play \lə-ˈgü-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lagoon

French & Italian; French lagune, from Italian laguna, from Latin lacuna pit, pool, from lacus lake


First Known Use: 1673


LAGOON Defined for English Language Learners

lagoon

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noun la·goon \lə-ˈgün\

Definition of lagoon for English Language Learners

  • : an area of sea water that is separated from the ocean by a reef or sandbar


LAGOON Defined for Kids

lagoon

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noun la·goon \lə-ˈgün\

Definition of lagoon for Students

  1. :  a shallow channel or pond near or connected to a larger body of water



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