Definition of brisling in English:

brisling

Pronunciation: /ˈbrisliNG//ˈbrizliNG/

noun

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

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

Origin

Early 20th century: from Norwegian and Danish.

Pronunciation:

brisling

/ˈbrisliNG//ˈbrizliNG/