Scan·​di·​na·​vian ˌskan-də-ˈnā-vē-ən How to pronounce Scandinavian (audio)
: the North Germanic languages
: a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia
: a person of Scandinavian descent
Scandinavian adjective

Examples of Scandinavian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, many styles use natural and authentic materials like marble, concrete, or glass, which complement current popular decorating styles, from Scandinavian to organic modern. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Nov. 2023 The Dane enjoyed a positive head-to-head record against the 36-year-old going into the Paris Masters, a title the Scandinavian failed to defend despite having a match point for a straight sets win against the 24-time Grand Slam champion. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The Bottom Line The Levity Scandinavian Dining Chair is the overall best dining chair because of its sturdy construction, ample color options, and simple cleaning process. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 In Scandinavian From Scratch, Accettola shares recipes for sweet and savory bakery classics from the region: open-faced sandwiches, cakes, cookies, and buns that evoke the coziness of a Scandinavian coffee shop. Genevieve Yam, Bon Appétit, 17 Oct. 2023 Fosse is also the first Scandinavian to win the prize since Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer was awarded in 2011 for his poems about jetties, piers, and other things that protrude into water. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 5 Oct. 2023 Their Royal Highnesses attended the American Scandinavian Foundation's Centennial Ball in New York. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 18 Aug. 2023 Spain, France, England and the whole Scandinavian Peninsula are also seeing rainfall far below normal, likely connected to an extraordinary marine heat wave in the eastern North Atlantic. Annalisa Bracco, The Conversation, 21 June 2023 In a world of stark modern and sleek Scandinavian, these aesthetics are breaths of fresh air. Amanda Lauren, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scandinavian was in 1766

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“Scandinavian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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