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skoal

Syllabification: skoal
Pronunciation: /ˈskō(ə)l
 
/
(also skol)

Definition of skoal in English:

exclamation

Used to express friendly feelings toward one’s companions before drinking.
Example sentences
  • But to the bringing of so much raw power and some added dimensions to the work, all I can say is skoal!
  • The custom of clinking glasses and meeting a drinking partner's gaze when you ‘skol’ them, is rooted in the Viking warrior tradition of ensuring that no one had poisoned their drink.
  • In order to avoid cliche (a novel concept in football), anyone who described the premiership feeling as ‘fantastic’ had to skol a beer.

Origin

early 17th century (a Scots use): from Danish and Norwegian skaal, Swedish skål, from Old Norse skál 'bowl'; perhaps introduced through the visit of James VI to Denmark in 1589. Compare with scale2.

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