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

Definition of seagull

: a gull frequenting the sea broadly : gull

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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 Ah, the sounds of summer: waves crashing on the shore, the calls of seagulls, the beep-beep-beep of bulldozers in reverse ... New Jersey residents love their beaches, one of the state's economic engines and a tourist magnet. Fox News, "The noise of summer: Beach projects bug residents, visitors," 28 July 2018 Kya learns how to harvest mussels by watching crows and develops ideas about loyalty and friendship by watching the rituals of seagulls. Tobias Grey, WSJ, "With ‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ a Debut Novel Goes Big," 12 Nov. 2018 The large, seagull-like craft can also travel faster, at speeds of up to 250 to 350 miles an hour. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Developing a New Air-Riding 'Sea Monster'," 2 Aug. 2018 Wildlife officials say some 70 baby seagulls found on a sidewalk in the South Loop were attacked and, in most cases, dropped to their death by older birds in their colony. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Dozens of baby gulls pushed to their deaths in South Loop were attacked by other gulls - not humans: wildlife official," 19 June 2018 Peter was a few steps out in the sand, looking at a large flock of seagulls that were walking around near the shore, scavenging the sand for food. Ellie Delano, Woman's Day, "Sweet Dreams," 3 Nov. 2010 The inevitable seagulls were gathering as Diaz struck out Longoria and Hunter Pence, then retired Nick Hundley on a harmless pop-up to end the game. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Joe Panik hot, Giants not, but it’s too soon to worry about the season," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of seagull

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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