sea·​gull | \ ˈsē-ˌgəl How to pronounce seagull (audio) \

Definition of seagull

: a gull frequenting the sea broadly : gull

Examples of seagull in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seagulls remain ready to pounce, but the ice-cream shops and chippies that supply their prey are mostly shut. The Economist, "Sad summer Holiday resorts need tourists but don’t want them," 28 May 2020 There are the seal pups sunning on the island’s rocky edge, the hummingbirds flitting to and fro, the flowers and the pelicans and the butterflies and the nest of sparrows and the incessant seagulls and their incessant poop. Sarah Feldberg,, "‘Nowhere I’d rather be’: Innkeeper couple wait out pandemic on East Brother island," 11 May 2020 In the Piazza San Marco, in Venice, even the pigeons and seagulls had mostly moved on. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "The Pandemic Is Remaking What Performance Can Be," 16 Mar. 2020 Track your pet, your partner, or a random seagull with a range of follow modes, and get the ultimate slow-motion shot of friends dancing in their special way. Popular Science, "Get steady video with a handheld smartphone gimbal," 23 Jan. 2020 Its predators include seals, seagulls and other fish and sharks. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Thousands of exposed 'penis fish' washed up on a beach in California," 13 Dec. 2019 Looking west toward City Hall, there is a statue of Simón Bolívar, atop a rearing horse, a seagull perched on his head. Carl Nolte,, "If you’re feeling blue about San Francisco, twist your kaleidoscope," 8 Feb. 2020 The seagull-size shorebird had features of both ducks and chickens as well as turkeys. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Oldest bird fossil discovered, nicknamed 'wonderchicken'," 19 Mar. 2020 At night, dogs barked and circling seagulls sounded like crying babies. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "My Life on Italy’s Coronavirus Frontlines, and in Quarantine," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of seagull

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Seagull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of seagull

: a large, common, usually gray and white bird that lives near the ocean


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Kids Definition of seagull

: a gull that lives near the sea

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