Laxness

Laxness

[lahks-nes]
noun
Halldór Kiljan [hahl-dohr kil-yahn] , 1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel Prize 1955.
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lax (læks)
 
adj
1.  lacking firmness; not strict
2.  lacking precision or definition
3.  not taut
4.  phonetics (of a speech sound) pronounced with little muscular effort and consequently having relatively imprecise accuracy of articulation and little temporal duration. In English the vowel i in bit is lax
5.  (of flower clusters) having loosely arranged parts
 
[C14 (originally used with reference to the bowels): from Latin laxus loose]
 
'laxly
 
adv
 
'laxity
 
n
 
'laxness
 
n

Laxness (ˈlaxsnɛs)
 
n
Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902--98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955

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