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Meaning of "sea change" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEA CHANGE

Coined by Shakespeare, in Ariel's song ``Full Fathom Five'' in The Tempest (1611).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA CHANGE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA CHANGE

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Sea change is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA CHANGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sea change

Sea change, seachange or The Sea Change may refer to: ▪ Sea change, an idiom for broad transformation drawn from a phrase in Shakespeare's The Tempest...

Definition of sea change in the English dictionary

The definition of sea change in the dictionary is a seemingly magical change, as brought about by the action of the sea.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA CHANGE

sea bindweed
sea bird
sea biscuit
sea boot
sea bream
sea breeze
sea buckthorn
sea butterfly
sea calf
sea captain
sea chest
sea cow
sea crossing
sea cucumber
sea defences
sea dog
sea duck
sea eagle
sea eel
sea egg

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA CHANGE

bill of exchange
bureaux de change
change
climate change
costume change
exchange
foreign exchange
information exchange
interchange
ion exchange
Lange
needle exchange
oil change
part exchange
part-exchange
rate of exchange
re-change
short-change
small change
stock exchange
telephone exchange

Synonyms and antonyms of sea change in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sea change» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA CHANGE

Find out the translation of sea change to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sea change from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sea change» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 彻底改变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cambio radical
570 millions of speakers

English

sea change
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र परिवर्तन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التغيير البحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изменение море
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mudança radical
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্র পরিবর্তন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

changement radical
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perubahan laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

totale Veränderung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

著しい変貌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상전벽해와 같은 변화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Owahan segara
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thay đổi lớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் மாற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्र बदल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deniz değişimi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cambiamento radicale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmiana morze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зміна море
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

schimbare
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αλλαγή στη θάλασσα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

see verander
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

stor förändring
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

merkbar forandring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea change

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA CHANGE»

The term «sea change» is regularly used and occupies the 71.126 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA CHANGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sea change

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5 QUOTES WITH «SEA CHANGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sea change.
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Robert McChesney
But having said that, there's also a sea change in attitude towards media.
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Roger Mudd
The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry.
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Steve Odland
There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
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Pete du Pont
The sea change that has come is the information age. We don't have to just read The New York Times anymore. We can pull up something on the Internet and get any news that we like.
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Clay Shirky
There is a giant gulf between doing something and doing nothing. And someone who makes a lolcat and uploads it - even if only to crack their friends up - has already crossed that chasm to doing something. That's the sea change, and you can see it even with the cute cats.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA CHANGE»

Discover the use of sea change in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sea change and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sea Change
The New York Times has said that "Jorie Graham's poetry is among the most sensuously embodied and imaginative writing we have," and this new collection is a reminder of how startling, original, and deeply relevant her poetry is.
Jorie Graham, 2009
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The Sea Change
A Richard and Judy Summer 2013 Book Club pick. The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter is a haunting and moving novel about a mother and a daughter, caught between a tsunami and a war. Yesterday was Alice's wedding day.
Joanna Rossiter, 2013
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Sea Change
Best selling author Aimee Friedman is back, with her signature combination of warmth and humor. And with this book, she adds a touch of fantasy.... 16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys.
Aimee Friedman, 2009
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Sea Change
Cam Renton, apprentice at sea, felt he was not getting on fast enough towards his second mate's certificate. It took something very like mutiny and also a dangerous sea rescue to prove to him that efficiency and training are all important.
Richard Armstrong, 1969
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Sea Change
For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island means a new beginning.
Karen White, 2012
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Sea Change
When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it at first appears.
Robert B. Parker, 2014
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Sea Change
Lucas and his father are not close.
Diane Tullson, 2010
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Sea Change
Five years after a devastating tragedy that changed his life, Guy travels on a Dutch barge that has become his home and records in his diary the family life he imagines, a voyage transformed by the realities of the North Sea and a ...
Jeremy Page, 2011
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Sea Change: A Novel
A thriller that draws on the science of oceanography explores what could happen when science forces nature to work against itself In this riveting, brilliantly cinematic novel, real-life oceanographer James Powlik creates a chilling ...
James Powlik, 1999
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Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans
A record-breaking deep sea diver who dives in the sophisticated submersibles her company builds, reveals the current, urgent state of the endangered seas and offers a blueprint for change to save the world's most crucial natural resource.
Sylvia A. Earle, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA CHANGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sea change is used in the context of the following news items.
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SEA change in the ring, Manny Pacquiao inspires countrymen
“The SEA Games is very crucial when you experience the groundswell of support for athletes in this regional competition and it gives you a sense of being on the ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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Oceans worth $24 tn, but sea change needed to save them says WWF
The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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A Sea Change in Climate Policy
When it comes to climate change, there's a powerful wind blowing these days. Not the wind coming off deadly Typhoon Hagupit, which lashed the Philippines, ... «Jewish Daily Forward, Dec 14»
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Robots controlled from Norfolk seek sea change data in Antarctica
This could help refine data on ocean currents and climate change. Scientists hope to predict more accurately the rate at which ice sheets retreat and sea levels ... «BBC News, Nov 14»
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Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake …
The shrinking began in the 1960s, NASA reported, when the former Soviet Union started diverting the Aral Sea's snowmelt-fed water from the Syr Darya and ... «Yahoo News, Sep 14»
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Sea change: big US businesses now support climate policy
The United Nations climate talks in New York showed promising steps forward for business. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA ... «The Guardian, Sep 14»
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Beck's "Morning Phase" Presents the Honorary "Sea Change 2 …
On September 24, 2002, Beck released Sea Change, a deeply personal album that was in many ways the antithesis of the fractured, weirdo pop music that ... «Noisey, Feb 14»
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Does Sony's shakeup signal sea change for Japan Inc?
"Zombie" companies resisting change and offering little in the way of growth had long plagued Japan's moribund economy. In the wake of Abenomics – a series ... «CNBC.com, Feb 14»
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Beck's New Album Is the Spiritual Follow-Up to 'Sea Change'
But Sea Change, a miserable breakup record if ever there was one, was written just after Beck ended things with his girlfriend of nearly a decade, Leigh Limon. «The Wire, Jan 14»
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Beck Returns to 'Sea Change' Vibe for February LP 'Morning Phase'
It's his first album since 2008's Modern Guilt and is said to be a return to his Sea Change days, where he explored dissolving love through a collection of ... «RollingStone.com, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sea change [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sea-change>. Dec 2019 ».
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