south-south·​east ˈsau̇th-ˌsau̇th-ˈēst How to pronounce south-southeast (audio)
: a compass point that is two points east of due south : S22°30′E

Examples of south-southeast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forecasters said the storm was moving south-southeast shortly before 8 p.m. Friday and was expected to mostly move out of the region by early Saturday. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2024 Breezes from the south-southeast remain very light. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 Satellite images captured at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday show Otis located 210 miles south-southeast of Acapulco—still a tropical storm with winds at about 65 miles per hour. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Oct. 2023 As of Tuesday night, Otis was packing winds of 160 mph with higher gusts while its core was about 55 miles south-southeast of Acapulco, moving north-northwest at 9 mph. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 24 Oct. 2023 Tropical Storm Norma As of late Wednesday morning, Norma was located about 410 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, or 615 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 The center of the storm was about 80 miles south-southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about 150 miles west-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to the hurricane center. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 The storm, centered about 285 south-southeast of San Diego at 8 a.m. ET, was poised to make history as the first tropical storm to slam Southern California in 84 years. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2023 By late afternoon Saturday, it was centered 600 miles (965 kilometers) south-southeast of San Diego, California. Ignacio Martinez and Stefanie Dazio, Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of south-southeast was in 1555

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“South-southeast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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