Definition of brisling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrizliNG/

noun (plural same or brislings)

A sprat, typically one seasoned and smoked in Norway and sold in a can.
Example sentences
  • So-called sardines from Denmark and Norway, for example, are usually brisling.
  • The resultant sprats, seasoned and canned in oil, are sold as ‘brisling’.
  • Like brisling, the sild is caught in the Northern Seas when the fish has grown to about 3-1 / 2 inches.


Early 20th century: from Norwegian and Danish.

Words that rhyme with brisling

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