sea·​shell | \ ˈsē-ˌshel How to pronounce seashell (audio) \

Definition of seashell

: the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk

Examples of seashell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The park also has a photo set-up featuring a (masked) mermaid sitting on a seashell. Dewayne Bevil,, "SeaWorld: Tweaks keep Halloween on the Spooktacular side," 28 Sep. 2020 Keep the spirit of summer alive — and the compliments flowing — with these double-faux-seashell stunners. Lauren Caruso, CNN Underscored, "29 statement earrings under $50 to update your Zoom look," 25 Sep. 2020 The dining room is painted in a gentle blush tone reminiscent of the inside of a seashell. New York Times, "The Belgian Rose Garden That Inspires Two Fashion Designers," 25 Sep. 2020 Sandwiched between Long Leaf, a new residential development to the north, and State Road 50 to the south, the cemetery contains archaeologically significant African-American seashell and folk-art markers, according to the town’s funding application. Stephen Hudak,, "Oakland hopes to preserve its historic Black cemetery," 31 Aug. 2020 Cut out Sugar Cookie Dough using a seashell cutter for wings and a flamingo cookie cutter for body. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Ice Cream with Flamingo Cookies," 16 July 2020 Courtesy of West Elm With clean lines and a minimalist design, this seashell mirror pairs perfectly with mid-century modern decor. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Ways to Try the Seashell Decor Trend That Make a Splash," 21 Apr. 2020 For instance, the seashells above were digitally graphed using a series of exponential and quadratic functions. Aj Willingham, CNN, "What a great week for rescue pets!," 7 Feb. 2020 Of course, there were plenty of opportunities for seashell collecting, flower picking (the perfect hair accessory, according to the designer), and dining al fresco. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "The Designer Behind Nolita’s Beachiest Boutique Shares Her Oahu Travel Diary," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of seashell

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Seashell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seashell

: the hard, empty shell of a small sea creature (such as a clam)


sea·​shell | \ ˈsē-ˌshel How to pronounce seashell (audio) \

Kids Definition of seashell

: the shell of a sea animal

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