Definition of firth in English:

firth

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Pronunciation: /fəːθ
 
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noun

A narrow inlet of the sea; an estuary: [in place names]: the Moray Firth
More example sentences
  • He told her the tales of the sea lochs and the firths that decorated the coast.
  • It was then stationed off Fife Ness to guide ships approaching the firths of Tay and Forth.
  • The project would be in addition to the new £89m road crossing already planned 14 miles upstream in the upper firth to take pressure off the existing bridge.

Origin

Middle English (originally Scots), from Old Norse fjǫrthr (see fjord).

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