south·​ern·​most ˈsə-t͟hərn-ˌmōst How to pronounce southernmost (audio)
: furthest to the south
… the world's southernmost range of polar bears …Will Ferguson
By the time they reached their final destination, Cabo San Pío, the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, they had seen pretty much everything.Lucas Pollock

Examples of southernmost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among fake postings that have stirred outrage: That official agencies aren’t conducting rescues in Brazil’s southernmost state. Mauricio Savarese and Gabriela Sá Pessoa, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2024 Today, the southernmost highway in the continental United States carries U.S. Route 1 over the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys via 42 low-slung bridges. Teddy Brokaw, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2024 And even without a full-scale Rafah invasion, medical facilities in Gaza's southernmost city have been overwhelmed. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 The hopes for a ceasefire deal dimmed after Israeli tanks began invading Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city where more than a million Palestinians have been sheltering, earlier this week. Lauren Costantino, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 But Israel's government again vowed to press on with a military operation in Rafah, the southernmost Gaza city on the border with Egypt where more than half of Gaza's 2.3 million residents now seek shelter from Israeli attacks. TIME, 5 May 2024 The final in the 120-mile string of islands known as the Florida Keys, Key West is known for a lot of things: Key lime pie, the famous Key West lighthouse at the southernmost point in the U.S., and Ernest Hemingway's home to name just a few of its hot spots. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 6 May 2024 Earlier Monday, the Israeli military sent out text and voice messages ordering the evacuation of some parts of Rafah, the southernmost city in Gaza that borders with Egypt. Lauren Frayer, NPR, 6 May 2024 The dire situation comes as heavy rain continues to downpour on Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil's southernmost state, according to officials. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 5 May 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'southernmost.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of southernmost was in 1591

Dictionary Entries Near southernmost

Cite this Entry

“Southernmost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on southernmost

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!