[ byurn-suh n; Norwegian byœrn-soo n ]
/ ˈbyɜrn sən; Norwegian ˈbyœrn sʊn /


Björn·stjer·ne [byœrn-styer-nuh] /ˈbyœrnˌstyɛr nə/, 1832–1910, Norwegian poet, novelist, and playwright: Nobel Prize 1903. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bjornson

  • In the very heart of a great forest in Sweden lived a Bear family, called "Bjornson."

  • The two Bjornson children, Knut and Otto, led a very happy life in the forest.

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

    The Great Hunger|Johan Bojer

British Dictionary definitions for bjornson


/ (ˈbjɜːnsən, Norwegian ˈbjørnsən) /


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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