seashell

noun

sea·​shell ˈsē-ˌshel How to pronounce seashell (audio)
: the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk

Examples of seashell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to her lighthearted video message on Monday, Wentworth also marked her anniversary with Stephanopoulos by sharing a photo from their wedding on Instagram, capturing the pair cutting an elaborate cake decorated with seashells. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 Shell Grotto in Margate, Kent, is a subterranean passageway lined with intricate murals made entirely of seashells. Kaye Toal, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2024 In one photo, Bieber wears a playful seashell bikini top and barely there bottoms teamed with a cropped windbreaker. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 Bring the vacation vibes to every outfit with these seashell stud earrings. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 22 Jan. 2024 Some pastry chefs prefer to cut the cookie into its traditional seashell pattern before placing it on top of the concha, and others put the cookie over the dough and artistically score it. Daniela Cintron, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 The tree perfectly complements the whimsical candy-colored lobby, with flamingo-pink baubles, seashells, and tropical flowers. Amy Louise Bailey, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2023 Later, the floors and tabletops of her longtime Venice, Calif., studio were similarly replete with such things as magazine covers, discarded watches and plastic containers of sequins and seashells. Barbara Isenberg, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024 Surrounded by water, a massage therapist will use classic techniques and seashells in an unforgettable treatment. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 6 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seashell was before the 12th century

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“Seashell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seashell. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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seashell

noun
sea·​shell ˈsē-ˌshel How to pronounce seashell (audio)
: the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk

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