Albemarle Sound[al′bə märl′]
Albemarle Sound definition by Webster's New World
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arm of the Atlantic extending into NE N.C.: c. 60 mi (97 km) long
Origin: after Wm. Keppel, 2d Earl of Albemarle, governor of colony of Virginia (1737-54)
Albemarle Sound definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A large body of shallow, generally fresh water in northeast North Carolina. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow barrier island.