of or relating to Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
the group of languages composed of Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Old Norse, Swedish, and the language of the Faeroe Islands; North Germanic. Abbreviations: Scand, Scand.
- an·ti-Scan·di·na·vi·an, adjective, noun
- non-Scan·di·na·vi·an, adjective, noun
- pro-Scan·di·na·vi·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Scandinavian in a sentence
Much better, in fact, as 54 percent of all new vehicles sold in the Scandinavian country in 2020 were electric.Why are General Motors and Will Ferrell trolling Norway? | Jonathan M. Gitlin | February 11, 2021 | Ars Technica
For our money, the Scandinavian original — in which a Swedish and Danish detective have to split custody of an investigation when a body is found half in one country and half in the other — is the best.This Weekend: Escape This Messy World With a Memoir | Joshua Eferighe | November 6, 2020 | Ozy
This celebratory Scandinavian punch is warmly spiced for the holiday season.Make fragrant, floral cardamom your spice of the season with these 6 recipes | Kari Sonde | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
Maybe there’s someone on your list who either loves to make a statement with their drinkware, runs a weekly D&D game, or just loves to pay tribute to their Scandinavian heritage by drinking hot liquids out of the skulls of the vanquished.
If you look at the female participation rate in Japan, it’s now surged above that of the United States and even some of the Scandinavian countries.Want to see Japan’s future? Look past Shinzo Abe’s immediate successor, economist says | Veta Chan | September 3, 2020 | Fortune
In Scandinavian countries this discrimination has been dramatically reduced.
Tallinn feels palpably Scandinavian with its polished old-town brick, seaside positioning and glut of cool cafes.
How about adopting the Scandinavian “bicycle monarchy” model, for example?Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland | Clive Irving | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Look at The Killing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, all of these Scandinavian things with female investigators.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo' | Marlow Stern | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because I believe the original Scandinavian series it was based on was originally meant to be just one season.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist | Kevin Fallon | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the names are now, I do not see anything purely Scandinavian in them, except the termination -by.
Cheek bones rather strongly marked; a hint of Scandinavian ancestry supported by his name.
It was not the headlong, reckless, pugnacious rage of the old Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian berserker.
"I consider it highly probable," asserted Aunt Maria, forgetting her Scandinavian hypothesis.
Allied nations have renewed the ancient alliance between Germany and the ancient Scandinavian North.Decline of Science in England | Charles Babbage
British Dictionary definitions for Scandinavian
of, relating to, or characteristic of Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their languages
a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia
Also: Norse the northern group of Germanic languages, consisting of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese
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