Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and sometimes Finland, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands.
Also called Scan·di·na·vi·an Pen·in·su·la [skan-duh-ney-vee-uhn puh-nin-suh-luh, puh-nins-yuh-luh] /ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi ən pəˈnɪn sə lə, pəˈnɪns yə lə/ . the peninsula consisting of Norway and Sweden.
- an·ti-Scan·di·na·vi·a, adjective
- pro-Scan·di·na·vi·a, adjective
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How to use Scandinavia in a sentence
His father was the seventh son of a Danish prince, who had been plucked out of Scandinavia to become King of Greece.
Two years ago, a group of investors bought the 231-room property and collaborated with the management company to create a little smorgasbord of Scandinavia in Dupont Circle.Opening a new hotel is never easy. Try doing it during a pandemic. | Andrea Sachs | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Kyrö also merges then and now by aging its whiskey in traditional ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry barrels as well as new American oak, relatively uncommon in Scandinavia and Europe.
So, I wouldn’t want to call that by the same name of whatever is happening in Scandinavia.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 17, 2020 | Freakonomics
So I wouldn’t want to call that by the same name of whatever is happening in Scandinavia.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408) | Stephen J. Dubner | March 5, 2020 | Freakonomics
Around 50 men, whose bones can be traced back to Scandinavia, were rounded up and beheaded at some point in the 11th Century.
In Greece, they sneak into homes to scare children, and in Scandinavia, the gnomes play pranks.
The Daily Pic: At Scandinavia House, the Popster riffs on the angst-man.
Marxism may have developed in the middle of the 19th century but it has since evolved into the social democracies of Scandinavia.
This was literally the Avatar of Scandinavia, and yet, I never even knew it existed.
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
It is unquestionable that in England as in Scandinavia and Germany “giants and dwarfs were originally identical phenomenon”.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
As a thunder god Finn carried a hammer with which he smote his shield; the blows were heard in Lochlann (Scandinavia).Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie
The vastness of these numbers, indeed, makes me question whether they all come from Scandinavia.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
They cannot be much older than the French period of transition, when Scandinavia first became habitable.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for Scandinavia
Also called: the Scandinavian Peninsula the peninsula of N Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden
the countries of N Europe, esp considered as a cultural unit and including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and often Finland, Iceland, and the Faeroes
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Cultural definitions for Scandinavia
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