Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes.

Usage examples (36)
  • When they went to Norway, they wanted to take a cruise through some of the fiords.
  • The fiord is the show place of the Eastern Arctic and defies description.
  • The word fiord, sometimes spelled fjord, comes from Norway, where fiords are common.
  • See, the ice of the fiord is a turquoise, the dark pine forests are mere threads of brown; for us all abysses should be thus adorned. " for more
Tutoring comment
  • Fior is a variant of fjord.
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.