fjord

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noun \fē-ˈȯrd, ˈfē-ˌȯrd; ˈfyȯrd\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of fjord

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

Examples of fjord in a sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of fjord

Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford


First Known Use: 1674


FJORD Defined for English Language Learners

fjord

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noun \fē-ˈȯrd, ˈfē-ˌȯrd; ˈfyȯrd\

Definition of fjord for English Language Learners

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


FJORD Defined for Kids

fjord

noun \fē-ˈȯrd\
variants: or

fiord

\fē-ˈȯrd\

Definition of fjord for Students

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



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