a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc.
an extensive array or variety: The company has a smorgasbord of employee benefits.
- Also smör·gås·bord [Swedish smœr-gaws-boord]. /Swedish ˈsmœr gɔsˌburd/.
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How to use smorgasbord in a sentence
The book is more than a smorgasbord—it’s like a World’s Fair international food pavilion bound between covers.The Four Cookbooks That Got Me Out of My Pandemic Cooking Rut | Max Watman | June 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The reason to read this book is not so much that it contains a recipe for anything — unless you’re baking, there may be no such thing — but rather that it offers a smorgasbord of ideas from which you can pick and choose what works for you.The not-so-surprising secrets of wealthy investors | Bethany McLean | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
For a monthly fee, gamers can get access to a smorgasbord of titles to choose from, or play their own on pricey hardware.The Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for the Gamers in Your Life | Patrick Lucas Austin | December 11, 2020 | Time
All of these should play well with a smorgasbord of foods and help set a holiday mood.Food-friendly wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dishes | Dave McIntyre | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
In the upcoming year, tech companies plan to push a smorgasbord of policy changes, each of which will have its own political implications.
Holding the architectural smorgasbord of a castle together was cement, wire, and mortar.
It’s arguably the best film of the ‘90s—a postmodern pop culture smorgasbord awash in nihilism and dripping with retro cool.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary | Marlow Stern | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Magnolia (1999)—“a smorgasbord of pleasure, that movie”—he played opposite Tom Cruise as a nurse.
And there is an intellectual smorgasbord of policy lunches, coffees, and evening lectures, most of it open to the public.
Beck's been pumping up this super-patriot smorgasbord since last November.
There she was, five foot eleven of big, bouncy, blonde smorgasbord.Inside John Barth | William W. Stuart
British Dictionary definitions for smorgasbord
a variety of cold or hot savoury dishes, such as pâté, smoked salmon, etc, served in Scandinavia as hors d'oeuvres or as a buffet meal
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