Definition of fjord
: a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes the fjords of Norway
Examples of fjord in a Sentence
a cruise through the breathtaking fjords along the coast of Norway
Recent Examples of fjord from the Web
As big as a Norwegian fjord, as small as a microscopic organism.
Late summer and fall are ideal times to visit Scandinavia, with hotel rates coming down from the summer high season, but with the fairytale-like fjords and smaller towns still as vibrant as ever.
The mouth of the Adventdalen River is somewhat influenced by tidal currents in the fjord giving it this distinctive pattern.
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Origin and Etymology of fjord
Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford
First Known Use: 1674
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Definition of fjord for English Language Learners
: a narrow part of the ocean between cliffs or steep hills or mountains
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Definition of fjord for Students
: a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes
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