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

Definition of seagull

: a gull frequenting the sea broadly : gull

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Meanwhile it’s been previously reported by Variety that Jacob Tremblay has been signed on as Ariel’s fishy friend Flounder, while Awkwafina will take on Scuttle the seagull. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know About 'The Little Mermaid' Live Action Remake, Starring Halle Bailey," 4 July 2019 Variety reported in June that Tremblay had signed on as Flounder, Ariel's best friend, and Awkwafina will take on Scuttle the seagull. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Everything We Know About Disney’s Live-Action Remake of The Little Mermaid," 3 July 2019 Tiger Woods earned back-to-back early birdies, while Phil Mickelson made four birdies, with a seagull actually moving his ball on the 10th hole after pecking at it, according to CBS Sports. Matt Mcnulty,, "Runaway U.S. Open Golf Cart Injures 5 Victims Near 16th Hole, 2 Sent to Hospital," 15 June 2019 As the golfers left the tee, Fox television cameras caught a seagull strolling up to Mickelson’s ball. Tod Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mickelson’s U.S. Open drama: birdies, bogeys, seagulls, oh my!," 14 June 2019 In the first stage, called active learning, cells in different parts of the cortex — the outer layers of the brain — broadcast signals representing sensory information such as the screech of a seagull or the smell of the surf. Quanta Magazine, "Mental Leaps Cued by Memory’s Ripples," 22 Oct. 2014 There’s a man with an arm-size glove standing on the roof, and Caruso explains that he was hired to wrangle the hawk to scare away seagulls, a potential beach nuisance. Candace Jackson, Town & Country, "The Rosewood Miramar Beach Is Montecito's Newest Luxury Hotel—and Private Club For Those Who Want the Real Perks," 27 Apr. 2019 Up the Creek, order the fried oysters or shrimp gumbo, some chilled Sauvignon Blanc and gaze out at the marshes and river and watch the seagulls diving for their own fishy dinners (313 Water St., Gully Wells, WSJ, "A Trip to the Florida of Yore," 12 Dec. 2018 It was moored at the end of a long dock in a busy marina with views of rocks bristling with cormorants, seagulls screeching overhead, and a bevy of ducks that arrived each morning for their share of the toast. Tara Conklin, Vogue, "After Divorce, Floating Another Chance at Love," 6 Feb. 2019

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1542, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of seagull

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


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

Kids Definition of seagull

: a gull that lives near the sea

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