thalassic

adjective
tha·​las·​sic | \ thə-ˈla-sik How to pronounce thalassic (audio) \

Definition of thalassic

: of, relating to, or situated or developed about inland seas

First Known Use of thalassic

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thalassic

French thalassique, from Greek thalassa sea

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about thalassic

Time Traveler for thalassic

Time Traveler

The first known use of thalassic was in 1883

See more words from the same year

Statistics for thalassic

Cite this Entry

“Thalassic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thalassic. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Comments on thalassic

What made you want to look up thalassic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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