Definition of Faroese in English:
Relating to the Faroe Islands or their people or language.
- Outside, the silence is broken only by the quietly lapping sea, which today is behaving well; Vikings settled here, according to a Faroese joke, only because they were too seasick to sail on to Iceland.
- Their repertoire will include traditional Faroese and Nordic folk songs and church hymns, modern Faroese lyrics and classical choir music.
- If the oil is where the operators think it is, the Faroese fishermen want it shipped south-east to Shetland rather than north-west to the Faroes.
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1A native or inhabitant of the Faroes, or a person of Faroese descent.
- ‘The Scots are like the Faroese in their amazing passion for football,’ he states.
- Like many, the Faroese have a strong affinity with the Irish, undoubtedly due in part to the fact that the islands were founded by 7th century Irish monks and settlers.
- Instead of going through one of the many tunnels the Faroese have burrowed everywhere, John takes the stunning high road and soon we reach the mist-shrouded summit.
2 [mass noun] The official language of the Faroes, a Scandinavian language closely related to Icelandic.
- It is most closely related to Faroese (the language spoken on the Faroe Islands).
- The northern folk, who stayed where they were, gradually changed their language into Icelandic, Faeroese, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.
- Swedish is a north Germanic language related to Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese; it has incorporated elements of German, French, English, and Finnish.
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