Meaning of brisling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrɪslɪŋ/ /ˈbrɪzlɪŋ/

nounbrisling, brislings

  • A sprat, typically one seasoned and smoked in Norway and sold in a can.

    ‘So-called sardines from Denmark and Norway, for example, are usually brisling.’
    • ‘The resultant sprats, seasoned and canned in oil, are sold as ‘brisling’.’
    • ‘Like brisling, the sild is caught in the Northern Seas when the fish has grown to about 3-1 / 2 inches.’
    • ‘Most brisling is used in the canning industry where it is a familiar product as Norwegian-style anchovy.’
    • ‘The sild sardines, not flavored as are the brislings, are a delightful product.’


Early 20th century from Norwegian and Danish.