a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion.
(in Scandinavia) a bay.
- fjordic, adjective
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How to use fjord in a sentence
Seiches were even observed in various lakes and fjords in Norway.
She seemed like a released soul, something soaring and on the wing, far-distant as the wild fjords of her native Scandinavia.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
For two months he and his crew had dodged about among quaint Norwegian harbours and in and out of fjords of wonderful beauty.Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor
He had just returned from a summer's yachting through the Norway fjords, brown and bursting with life.Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor
The action takes place at Mrs. Alving's country house, beside one of the large fjords in Western Norway.Ghosts | Henrik Ibsen
In general, they state that it has been seen in the larger Norwegian fjords, seldom in the open sea.Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
British Dictionary definitions for fjord
(esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action
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Scientific definitions for fjord
A long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of a mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by glaciers.
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