Definition of kraken in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkräkən/ /ˈkrɑkən/


  • An enormous mythical sea monster said to appear off the coast of Norway.

    ‘He is the legendary kraken who lives deep in the rocks and reefs of the Dagger Sea.’
    • ‘The creature, a kraken, had crossed the ocean with amazing speed.’
    • ‘That's when a kraken attacked the boat, trying to cut it in half with its razor sharp beak.’
    • ‘Dragons, krakens, giant serpents, griffins, hippogriffs, ogres, evil giants, hydras, and beasts that bore no name at all were among the forces.’
    • ‘They regularly report sea serpents, but the kraken is the most fantastic, and the most feared.’