Definition of sea change noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sea change

BrE BrE//ˈsiː tʃeɪndʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiː tʃeɪndʒ//
[usually singular]
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a strong and noticeable change in a situation It was one of those momentous events that cause a sea change in public attitudes. Word Originfrom Shakespeare's Tempest (i. ii. 403).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sea change