[ briz-ling, bris- ]
/ ˈbrɪz lɪŋ, ˈbrɪs- /
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Origin of brisling
1900–05; <Norwegian; akin to obsolete Danish bretling,German Brätling, Breitling
Words nearby brisling
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Example sentences from the Web for brisling
At the bush, the dogs shrank away as if frightened, and returned to their masters, their hair brisling on their backs.The Lilac Fairy Book|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for brisling
/ (ˈbrɪslɪŋ) /
another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil
Word Origin for brisling
C20: from Norwegian; related to obsolete Danish bretling, German Breitling
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