Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

skald

noun \ˈskȯld, ˈskäld\

Definition of skald

  1. :  an ancient Scandinavian poet; broadly :  bard

skaldic play \ˈskȯl-dik, ˈskäl-\ adjective


Variants of skald

or scald \ˈskȯld, ˈskäld\

Origin of skald

Old Norse skāld


First Known Use: 1780

Rhymes with skald


Learn More about skald


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up skald? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry prompt oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ