Definition of "kraken" []

  • A huge sea monster in Norwegian legend. (noun)
  • A legendary sea monster of gigantic size believed to dwell off the coast of Norway (noun)

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Use "kraken" in a sentence
  • "It's hard to properly dramatize, say, the domestic effects of Dad's bank overdraft when a giant writhing kraken is levelling the city."
  • "Perseus insists he wants to defeat a dread monster called the kraken, as a man, not a god, which like the rest of this movie is a bit of wishful thinking."
  • "Davey Jones, is in danger of being destroyed by a giant sea creature called a kraken and has landed on an island of cannibals who have made him their god."