Definition of smorgasbord
1 : a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (such as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
2 : an often large heterogeneous mixture : mélange
Examples of smorgasbord in a Sentence
every day the director has to first deal with a smorgasbord of problems before he can begin filming
Recent Examples of smorgasbord from the Web
The cult beauty brand put together a smorgasbord of superhero designs for everything from mascara to eyeliner to nail polish.
Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap, a sideshow smorgasbord staged on Wednesdays at King King in Hollywood, presents 15 performers who aim to impress with magic, music, juggling, or perhaps even a portrayal of a lactating cow.
What to expect from Prime Day 2017 Similar to 2016, Amazon is planning for nearly a week of sales as an appetizer for the main deals smorgasbord.
Here’s a smorgasbord of spring sports all-area teams to wrap up the 2016-17 Varsity school year.
A candy smorgasbord is reduced to just one sad bucket of Red Vines, and that Doritos bag Romy so memorably confiscates features an incongruous modern design that sticks out badly.
Unlike some upright freezers that have little in them, Johnson-Dunlop's freezer is like a smorgasbord.
Dessert Goals, NYC’s sweet smorgasbord, arrives in L.A. this weekend for its inaugural 90-minute festival.
For all the foodies out there who miss the delicious tradition of Taste of Arlington’s annual smorgasbord of tempting dishes, not to worry.
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Origin and Etymology of smorgasbord
Swedish smörgåsbord, from smörgås open sandwich + bord table
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
SMORGASBORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smorgasbord for English Language Learners
: a meal with many different foods that are placed on a large table so that people can serve themselves
: a large mixture of many different things
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