Shetland Islands

[ shet-luhnd ahy-luhndz ]

plural noun
  1. an island group northeast of the Orkney Islands: northernmost part of Great Britain. 550 sq. mi. (1,425 sq. km).

  • Also called Shet·land .
  • Formerly Zet·land [zet-luhnd] /ˈzɛt lənd/ .

Other words from Shetland Islands

  • Shet·land Is·land·er, noun

Words Nearby Shetland Islands

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How to use Shetland Islands in a sentence

  • All the northern counties had sent their quota to swell the number, and even the Orkney and Shetland Islands were represented.

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
  • In the early summer of 1860 I went upon a visit to a distant relative of mine, who lived in one of the Shetland Islands.

  • In the Orkney and Shetland Islands it is the most common, if not the only, species, and builds its nest among the corn or heath.

  • In the Shetland Islands she has also organized these societies, and thus many lives have been saved.

    Lives of Girls Who Became Famous | Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • Waldron said he particularly desired to go to the Shetland Islands, on the north of Scotland, in order to buy himself a pony.

    Rollo in Scotland | Jacob Abbott