Definition of coastline in English:

coastline

noun

  • The outline of a coast, especially with regard to its shape and appearance.

    ‘the hotel has wonderful views of the rugged coastline’
    • ‘As day dawned, the landing craft was just off the French coastline and the order to go in was given.’
    • ‘In fact, not even a week had passed since another surfer had been eaten on exactly the same piece of coastline.’
    • ‘The suddenness of the tsunami caught literally tens of thousands of people unaware along the coastlines of southern Asia.’
    • ‘So she sold her Sydney flat and bought a house on the shores of the city's northern coastline.’
    • ‘However, as with the rest of the world, things are changing fast on this idyllic coastline.’
    • ‘It has put up clear warnings about the dangers of the sea at regular intervals along this stretch of coastline.’
    • ‘The house sits on 35 acres and has a mile of private coastline including a private beach.’
    • ‘Seals, porpoises and sometimes even Minke whales also visit this coastline.’
    • ‘The town stretched along the coastline, most of it out of sight behind hills that rose up either side of the plain.’
    • ‘It would be a huge boost to the already booming tourist industry along the county coastline.’
    • ‘Deposits have been discovered on a number of stretches of coastline over the past couple of weeks.’
    • ‘I had not realised it has the longest coastline of anywhere in the country.’
    • ‘Its thick, gummy oil has blackened hundreds of miles of coastline in Spain.’
    • ‘Along the mainland coastline are shallow reefs and a scattering of wrecks.’
    • ‘Large ponds are dug along coastlines, and any mangrove forests or wetlands in the way are destroyed.’
    • ‘The spokesman said it was common for seals to be found along the south Essex coastline.’
    • ‘Yorkshire pride is at stake in a new competition to find the nation's favourite stretch of coastline.’
    • ‘It's a rugged county with a spectacular and breathtaking coastline, full of history and legend.’
    • ‘It is claimed that on a really fine day it is possible to see as far away as Galway Bay up along the local coastline.’
    seaboard, coastal region, seashore, shore, shoreline, seaside, beach, sand, sands, foreshore, waterside, water's edge, waterfront
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Pronunciation

coastline

/ˈkōstˌlīn//ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn/