Definition of Orkney Islands in US English:

Orkney Islands

(also the Orkneys, Orkney)

proper noun

  • A group of more than 70 islands off the northeastern tip of Scotland, constituting an administrative region of Scotland; population 20,100 (est. 2009); chief town, Kirkwall. They came into Scottish possession in 1472, having previously been ruled by Norway and Denmark.


Orkney Islands

/ˌɔrkni ˈaɪləndz//ˌôrknē ˈīləndz/