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coastal

Syllabification: coast·al
Pronunciation: /ˈkōstəl
 
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Definition of coastal in English:

adjective

Of, relating to, or near a coast: coastal erosion coastal waters
More example sentences
  • The process of coastal erosion and deposition further down the coast has been going on for centuries.
  • When it opened it was the first of Yorkshire Water's new coastal schemes to be commissioned.
  • A rise in sea level is a concern where economic activity is based in coastal areas.

Words that rhyme with coastal

postal

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