north-north·​east ˈnȯrth-ˌnȯrth-ˈēst How to pronounce north-northeast (audio)
: a compass point that is two points east of due north : N22°30′E

Examples of north-northeast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than a foot of rain —13.65 inches — was recorded in north-northeast Miami. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 14 June 2024 Through tonight: With clear skies, and as north-northeast breezes probably fully calm near dawn, heat should effectively dissipate. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 Improve this map See more maps » Lee was centered around 285 miles north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, moving west-northwest at 8 mph. Taylor Ward, CNN, 10 Sep. 2023 On late Sunday afternoon, it was centered about 285 miles north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. DÁnica Coto,, 10 Sep. 2023 On late Sunday afternoon, it was centered about 285 miles (455 kilometers) north-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. Dánica Coto, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Idalia was reported to be speeding north-northeast at 18 mph. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 Hurricane Franklin, located about 200 miles north-northeast of Bermuda, is moving further away from the island and is causing dangerous surf and rip current conditions along the Eastern Seaboard, with its maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. NBC News, 31 Aug. 2023 It was located several hundred miles north-northeast of the Leeward Islands and has a low probability of development. Leigh Morgan, al, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of north-northeast was in the 14th century

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“North-northeast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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