sea change


noun

a striking change, as in appearance, often for the better.
any major transformation or alteration.
a transformation brought about by the sea.

Origin of sea change

First recorded in 1600–10
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sea change

noun

a seemingly magical change, as brought about by the action of the sea

Word Origin for sea change

coined by Shakespeare, in Ariel's song ``Full Fathom Five'' in The Tempest (1611)
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