[byurn-suh n; Norwegian byœrn-soo n]
  1. 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. 2018

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Historical Examples of bjornson

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

  • 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

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

  • 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


  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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