Definition of Hardanger in US English:

Hardanger

noun

  • 1Attributive Designating a type of white work embroidery associated with the Hardanger district of Norway, characterized by geometric patterns mainly worked in satin stitch. Also: designating a fabric, typically an evenweave cotton, used for or decorated with this embroidery.

  • 2Hardanger embroidery.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Hardanger, the name of a district in western Norway, where the violin and embroidery were originally made.

Pronunciation

Hardanger

/ˈhɑːdaŋə/