Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
This week’s words came from Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman.
1. bombé – “It was an unusual piece, shaped like a tall bombé with pineapple feet.”
Bombé is usually used when referring to furniture and means having outward curving lines.
2. strié – “Techniques called strié and marbleizing filled my imagination, and there was a section about trompe l’oeil that made my head swim.”
Strié isn’t in my dictionary but, according to wikipedia, it is a popular form of faux painting using glaze and paint brushes to create a soft natural striped texture.
3. whompyjawed – “You know that chest is all whompyjawed.”
Whompyjawed’s not in my dictionary either. I had to go to Urban Dictionary to find out what it means. Whompyjawed means uneven, crooked, or off-centered. What a fun word!
What words do you want to celebrate today?