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fjord

noun \fē-ˈȯrd, ˈfē-ˌ; ˈfyȯrd\

Simple Definition of fjord

  • : a narrow part of the ocean between cliffs or steep hills or mountains

Full Definition of fjord

  1. :  a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes

Examples of fjord

  1. <a cruise through the breathtaking fjords along the coast of Norway>



Illustration of fjord

Variants of fjord

also fiord \fē-ˈȯrd, ˈfē-ˌ; ˈfyȯrd\

Origin of fjord

Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford


First Known Use: 1674


FJORD Defined for Kids

fjord

noun \fē-ˈȯrd\

Definition of fjord

  1. :  a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes



Variants of fjord

or fiord \fē-ˈȯrd\


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