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’
    • ‘However, as with the rest of the world, things are changing fast on this idyllic coastline.’
    • ‘Along the mainland coastline are shallow reefs and a scattering of wrecks.’
    • ‘So she sold her Sydney flat and bought a house on the shores of the city's northern coastline.’
    • ‘Large ponds are dug along coastlines, and any mangrove forests or wetlands in the way are destroyed.’
    • ‘The suddenness of the tsunami caught literally tens of thousands of people unaware along the coastlines of southern Asia.’
    • ‘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 would be a huge boost to the already booming tourist industry along the county coastline.’
    • ‘I had not realised it has the longest coastline of anywhere in the country.’
    • ‘It's a rugged county with a spectacular and breathtaking coastline, full of history and legend.’
    • ‘It has put up clear warnings about the dangers of the sea at regular intervals along this stretch of coastline.’
    • ‘Its thick, gummy oil has blackened hundreds of miles of coastline in Spain.’
    • ‘Seals, porpoises and sometimes even Minke whales also visit this coastline.’
    • ‘Deposits have been discovered on a number of stretches of coastline over the past couple of weeks.’
    • ‘The house sits on 35 acres and has a mile of private coastline including a private beach.’
    • ‘The town stretched along the coastline, most of it out of sight behind hills that rose up either side of the plain.’
    • ‘In fact, not even a week had passed since another surfer had been eaten on exactly the same piece of coastline.’
    • ‘As day dawned, the landing craft was just off the French coastline and the order to go in was given.’
    • ‘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

/ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn//ˈkōstˌlīn/