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Icelandic Line breaks: Ice|land¦ic
Pronunciation: /ʌɪsˈlandɪk/

Definition of Icelandic in English:


Relating to Iceland or its language.
Example sentences
  • The Icelandic language resembles Russian just enough to emit a similar impression.
  • On Friday, Scotland under-21s not only beat their Icelandic counterparts but secured the services of a talented prospect.
  • Miller, Burchill and Icelandic teenager Thorarinsson are all, for now, short-term solutions, contracted until the end of the season.


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The language of Iceland. A Scandinavian language, it has remained closely similar to Old Norse, due partly to the geographical isolation of Iceland and partly to a policy of avoiding loanwords.
Example sentences
  • The national language is Icelandic, a northern Germanic language with some resemblance to Middle English.
  • Faroese is similar to Icelandic and stems from Old Norse.
  • In our version, the Danes will be speaking English, and Grendel will be speaking Icelandic.
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