Pamlico Sound

[ pam-li-koh ]

noun
  1. a sound between the North Carolina mainland and coastal islands.

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How to use Pamlico Sound in a sentence

  • We reached Ocracoke in the evening, and the next morning had a fair wind over the bar and across Pamlico Sound.

    Jack in the Forecastle | John Sherburne Sleeper
  • The anchor was hoisted, and away we sped over the dark, swampy waters of Pamlico Sound.

  • She was very unwieldy, but in a body of water like the Albemarle or Pamlico Sound no wooden vessel could cope with her.

  • All the vessels destined to take part in the advance were now over the bulkhead, in Pamlico Sound.

    The Drummer Boy | John Trowbridge

British Dictionary definitions for Pamlico Sound

Pamlico Sound

/ (ˈpæmlɪkəʊ) /


noun
  1. an inlet of the Atlantic between the E coast of North Carolina and its chain of offshore islands. Length: 130 km (80 miles)

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