Yellow Sea

[ yel-oh see ]

  1. an arm of the Pacific Ocean north of the East China Sea, between China and Korea.

Origin of Yellow Sea

First recorded in 1790–1800; translation of Chinese Huáng Hǎi
  • Also called (Pinyin, Wade-Giles) Huang Hai, (Older Spelling) Hwang Hai [hwahng-hahy] /ˈʰwɑŋ ˈhaɪ/ .

Words Nearby Yellow Sea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Yellow Sea in a sentence

  • The exchange took place in the Yellow Sea, what the Koreans call the West Sea.

  • The blasts sent 1,500 tons of crude oil into the Yellow Sea and sparked 100-foot-high flames that burned for 15 hours.

    China's Own Oil Disaster | Dan Levin | July 27, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • And among the shavings, like so many lighthouses in a Yellow Sea, burnt four or five fat ecclesiastical candles.

    Witching Hill | E. W. Hornung
  • This was the beginning of the complete mastery of the Yellow Sea which Japan was soon to gain.

    Japan | Various
  • The wind was only moderately fair so that the Mirabelle took some time passing beyond the Yellow Sea.

    Mr. Wicker's Window | Carley Dawson
  • The dust thus raised from the Mongolian steppes gives the peculiar tinge to the Yellow Sea.

  • Never heard of again—after being spoken in the Yellow Sea about three days from Chemulpo.

    Ravensdene Court | J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

British Dictionary definitions for Yellow Sea

Yellow Sea

  1. a shallow arm of the Pacific between Korea and NE China. Area: about 466 200 sq km (180 000 sq miles): Chinese name: Hwang Hai

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