noun. ['ˈkɛnɪŋ'] conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.
- ken (English)
Rhymes with Kenning
Sentences with kenning
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
A kenning substitutes two hyphenated words for another, as in “battle-sweat” for blood.
2. Noun, singular or mass
A kenning is type of metaphorical description that uses a compound noun to refer indirectly to a simple noun.