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Shoreline: strip of land where the sea meets the land.
examples of shorelines shore cliff fjords barrier beach delta atoll lagoon rias

shore cliff click to hear

Steep rock-faced shoreline shaped by the sea.

fjords click to hear

Deep glacial valleys filled with seawater and cutting into the shoreline.

barrier beach click to hear

Usually narrow ridge of sand or pebbles bordering the shoreline.

delta click to hear

Section of the coastline where sediment builds up at the mouth of a river, divided into several arms.

atoll click to hear

Ring-shaped coral-reef island enclosing a lagoon and often a central island.

lagoon click to hear

Shallow expanse of water separated from the sea by a coral reef.

rias click to hear

Coastal valleys that are filled by the sea and get shallower inland.