[kris kring-guh l] /ˈkrɪs ˈkrɪŋ gəl/
(mainly US) another name for Santa Claus
1830, Christ-kinkle (in a Pennsylvania German context, and as a reminiscence of times past, so probably at least a generation older in that setting), from German Christkindlein, Christkind’l “Christ child.” Properly Baby Jesus, not Santa Claus.
[krees-tahl-nahkht] /krisˈtɑlˌnɑxt/ noun 1. a Nazi pogrom throughout Germany and Austria on the night of November 9–10, 1938, during which Jews were killed and their property destroyed. n. in reference to the pogrom of Nov. 9-10, 1938, in Germany and Austria; from German, literally “crystal night;” often translated as “Night of Broken Glass.”
[kri-stey-vuh] /krɪˈsteɪ və/ noun 1. Julia, born 1941, French literary theorist, critic, and psychoanalyst, born in Bulgaria. /krɪsˈteɪvə/ noun 1. Julia. born 1941, French semiotician, born in Bulgaria. Her works include La Révolution du langage poétique (1974), Histoires d’amour (1983), and the autobiographical novel Les Samourais (1990)
/ˌkrɪstɪˈɑːnɪə/ noun 1. a former name (1877–1924) of Oslo
[kris-chuh n-sand; Norwegian kris-tyahn-sahn] /ˈkrɪs tʃənˌsænd; Norwegian ˌkrɪs tyɑnˈsɑn/ noun 1. a seaport in S Norway. /ˈkrɪstʃənˌsænd; Norwegian kristianˈsan/ noun 1. a port in S Norway, on the Skagerrak: shipbuilding. Pop: 75 280 (2004 est)