Definition of skald in English:

skald

(also scald)

noun

historical
  • (in ancient Scandinavia) a composer and reciter of poems honoring heroes and their deeds.

    • ‘The skald recited to us a little bit of poetry about the man's right hand.’
    • ‘His skald, Thorkell, wrote a telling lamentation for his dead master, which given the foolishness of his actions does not seem truly deserved.’

Origin

From Old Norse skáld, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

skald

/skôld/