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fjord or fiord (fjɔːd Pronunciation for )



  1. (esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action

Word Origin

C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford

Example Sentences Including 'fjord'

* Fly over the Milford Sound fjord by aircraft or helicopter
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
But your point, I take it, is: why not push the body out into the fjord and make some attempt to suggest that this was a natural drowning?
Barnard, Robert Death in Purple Prose
I spent a day saying goodbye to my friends, and then, before dawn, set off northwards down the fjord.
Ben Nimmo IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)
Strictly speaking, it is not a sound at all but a fjord , scooped out by five glacial ages spanning millions of years.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The London-based lawyer is trying to break the record for the world's longest cold water swim by going 204km down a Norwegian fjord.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
The painted iceberg floats in an area where the fjord is up to 300 metres deep.
canada.com (2004)
These are known to feed at great depths and can easily descend to 200 metres to the bottom of the fjord.
New Scientist (2003)
This part of the fjord was quite narrow, because the boathouse looked towards a small island, with summer cottages dotted over it.
Barnard, Robert Death in Purple Prose
We took the path down to the fjord , where we found a simple little boathouse perched on a rock, and a rowing-boat.
Barnard, Robert Death in Purple Prose


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