Definition of southeasterly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsouTHˈēstərlē/

adjective& adverb

Another term for southeast. [as adjective]: southeasterly winds [as adverb]: the route turns southeasterly
More example sentences
  • There was a fresh east, south-easterly wind which took me towards land.
  • The fire began at about 3pm on Thursday and gradually spread in south-easterly winds.
  • The persistent heavy rain and south-easterly winds made thing very unpleasant for everyone, especially the first part of the day.


another term for southeaster.
Example sentences
  • These airstreams then turn northwards to the north of the Equator and meet the southern hemisphere south-easterlies in a trough zone south of the Equator.
  • Throughout that Cape summer, as the prevailing south-easterlies blew long and warm from the Indian Ocean, they enjoyed a sybaritic life.
  • Roaring south-easterlies of 35 knots and mountainous swells of about six metres during the 24 hours since Wednesday were hammering the yachts.

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Syllabification: south·east·er·ly

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