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smorgasbord

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Pronunciation: /ˈsmɔːɡəsbɔːd
 
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Definition of smorgasbord in English:

noun

1A range of open sandwiches and delicacies served as hors d’oeuvres or a buffet.
Example sentences
  • With hosts Kannikar and Ib Ottesen supplying a Danish smorgasbord which included Norwegian salmon and Japanese Sashimi, it was certainly an international gathering.
  • We were invited for one of Bjarne's famous Saturday afternoon smorgasbords - a cosmopolitan late lunch, set around a large circular table, with the food in the centre on a carousel, Chinese banquet style.
  • Buffet costs range between $2.99 for some breakfast specials to $14.99 for some seafood-heavy smorgasbords.
1.1A wide range of something; a variety: the album is a smorgasbord of different musical styles
More example sentences
  • This concert will feature an exciting smorgasbord of musical styles, ranging from gospel, jazz and folk to sacred and classical arrangements, both serious and funny.
  • The producers claim that the 52-episode programme will present a variety of Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil songs befitting a smorgasbord of emotions.
  • I enjoyed the mix of articles in this first issue - it was a potpourri or smorgasbord of interesting material.

Origin

Swedish, from smörgås '(slice of) bread and butter' (from smör 'butter' + gås 'goose, lump of butter') + bord 'table'.

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