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Odense

[oh-th uh n-suh] /ˈoʊ ðən sə/
noun
1.
a seaport on Fyn island, in S Denmark.
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  • Other monuments to his memory have been raised at Slangerup, Odense and other places.

    Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark Jens Christian Aaberg
  • However, all was wonderful to me, who had never been in any other town but Odense.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • Her parents in Odense were disturbed and urged on the marriage.

    Fair Haven and Foul Strand August Strindberg
  • No, but you should see a thing I made just before we left Odense.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • In Odense we always use bones for the fire when we can get them.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • The carriage drove down from the bridge across the Odense River.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • We are in Odense, that old city, which takes its name from Odin.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • "There is more to be said of Odense, as it was founded by Odin," said Mrs. Hardy.

    A Danish Parsonage John Fulford Vicary
  • What is the chief historical interest connected with Odense?

    A Danish Parsonage John Fulford Vicary
  • All these towns are served by railways radiating from Odense.

British Dictionary definitions for Odense

Odense

/Danish ˈoːðənsə/
noun
1.
a port in S Denmark, on Funen Island: cathedral founded by King Canute in the 11th century. Pop: 145 554 (2004 est)
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