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A winter cruise to the tiptop of Europe on the Arctic Sea sails past snowy fjords, towering mountains, northern lights and tiny fishing villages.
Geologically, a fjord or fiord (pronounced /fjɔːd/ or pronounced /fiːɔːd/) is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.
━━ n. （ノルウェーなどの）峡江, フィヨルド.
- The highest point; the summit.
- The highest degree of quality or excellence.
Excellent; first-rate: an athlete in tiptop condition.
Very well; excellently.
1 [U] the small soft white bits of ice which sometimes fall from the sky when it is cold, or the white layer on the ground and other surfaces which it forms:
Outside the snow began to fall.
Let's go and play in the snow!
A blanket of snow lay on the ground.
Her hair was jet-black, her lips ruby-red and her skin as white as snow.
2 [C] a single fall of snow:
We haven't had many heavy snows this winter.
snow Show phonetics
If it snows, snow falls from the sky:
It's starting to snow.
It had snowed overnight and a thick white layer covered the ground.
snowy Show phonetics
full of or like snow:
We've had a very snowy winter this year.
I remember him as an old man with a snowy-white (= pure white) beard.
- A cold period marked by episodes of extensive glaciation alternating with episodes of relative warmth.
- Ice Age The most recent glacial period, which occurred during the Pleistocene Epoch.