Definition of Swedish

1. Noun. A Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Sweden or its people or culture or language. "Swedish umlauts"
Partainyms: Sweden

Definition of Swedish

1. a. Of or pertaining to Sweden or its inhabitants.

2. n. The language of Swedes.

Definition of Swedish

1. Proper noun. The language of Sweden and Åland (an autonomous part of Finland). Swedish is also one of the two official languages of Finland, spoken by 6% of the citizens. A very small minority in Estonia has Swedish as their mother tongue. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Sweden. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Swedish language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Swedish Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swedish

Swanage
Swansea
Swanson
Swanwick
Swarga
Swati
Swatis
Swazi
Swaziland
Swaziland monetary unit
Swede
Sweden
Swedenborg
Swedes
Swedish
Swedish-Canadian
Swedish Nightingale
Swedish Sign Language
Swedish Vallhund
Swedish iron
Swedish krona
Swedish meatball
Swedish mile
Swedish monetary unit
Swedish rye
Swedish rye bread
Swedishness
Swedophone

Literary usage of Swedish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This musical character of swedish is partly explained from the fact that it has retained full endings like -a and -o in many positions where the other ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"swedish Literature covers two hundred years and has a wide range of contributions to the factors of modern progress. Two names especially, from its roll of ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"He began his career by editing a periodical The swedish Argus which was modeled ... the most famous swedish tragedy of this age. The revolutionary pathos of ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"He may be said to have grown up with two mother-tongues, swedish and German; at twelve he had mastered Latin, Italian and Dutch; and he learnt subsequently ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"swedish policy of Catharine II. [1793-7 paths ; but Count Stackelberg, the Russian Minister at Stockholm, was instructed to keep on foot the negotiations ..."

6. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"i Ericsson monument, Stockholm, 1901, befe« swedish royalties, court cabinet and S.IMi people; publicly thanked therefor ry ..."

7. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Recommendation to encourage swedish immigration by paying first expenses of colony. ... Recommendation for encouragement of swedish immigration. ..."

8. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Recommendation to encourage swedish immigration by paying first expenses of colony. ... Recommendation for encouragement of swedish immigration. ..."

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