[ byurn-suhn; Norwegian byœrn-soon ]

  1. Björn·stjer·ne [byœrn-styer-nuh], /ˈbyœrnˌstyɛr nə/, 1832–1910, Norwegian poet, novelist, and playwright: Nobel Prize 1903.

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How to use Björnson in a sentence

  • One visitor who interested us most was the Norwegian novelist and republican, Bjornstjorne Bjornson.

  • He read deep philosophical works, forbade his family to go to church, and had been visited by Bjornson himself.

    The Great Hunger | Johan Bojer
  • The two Bjornson children, Knut and Otto, led a very happy life in the forest.

    Soap-Bubble Stories | Fanny Barry
  • This theatre did not even fully recognise such masters as Ibsen and Bjornson until they stood on the heights of achievement.

    Hadda Padda | Godmunder Kamban
  • King Gudrod Bjornson went out with his people; but after a short resistance he fell, and many men with him.

    Heimskringla | Snorri Sturlason

British Dictionary definitions for Bjørnson


/ (ˈbjɜːnsən, Norwegian ˈbjørnsən) /

  1. Bjørnstjerne (ˈbjɜːnstjɛənə; Norwegian ˈbjørnstjernə). 1832–1910, Norwegian poet, dramatist, novelist, theatre director, and newspaper editor; mainly remembered for social dramas, such as The Bankrupt (1875): Nobel prize for literature 1903

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