Albemarle SoundAl·be·marle Sound
arm of the Atlantic extending into NE N.C.: c. 60 mi (97 km) long
Origin of Albemarle Soundafter William Keppel, 2d Earl of Albemarle, governor of colony of Virginia (1737-54)
A large body of shallow, generally fresh water in northeast North Carolina. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Outer Banks.