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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 31, 2014

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!

With all the holiday stuff going on, there hasn’t been much reading happening here.  I did find one word in a galley of The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.  I thought I had a sense of the word’s meaning but I wasn’t sure so I looked it up and discovered the meaning is a little more complicated than I thought.

1. epigraph – “Epigraph to come.”

An epigraph is a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2014 8:31 am

    Did not know that

  2. Beth Hoffman permalink
    December 31, 2014 9:54 am

    Ive always loved a good epigraph. Happy Wednesday!

  3. December 31, 2014 10:04 am

    I didn’t realize that sometimes the epigraph is picked after the book is written! Thought it was always the inspiration for the book, so I guess I learned something, too!

  4. December 31, 2014 10:30 am

    Knew I had seen it many times. Thought I could define it. But I was wrong. Rats.

  5. December 31, 2014 11:12 am

    I’ve read several books this year that used epigraphs. I would’ve had to look it up to be certain of the definition though.

  6. December 31, 2014 12:12 pm

    Like you, I thought I knew the meaning but didn’t.

  7. Patty permalink
    December 31, 2014 2:08 pm

    Hmmm…at the end of the year…I am all worded out!

  8. December 31, 2014 3:17 pm

    Kathy, that is a great word to know in this “biz”! Have a safe and happy New Year’s!

  9. December 31, 2014 3:41 pm

    Didn’t know this word, Happy New Year!

  10. January 1, 2015 1:58 am

    Happy new year, Kathy! I think the word I’m celebrating today is “anticipation” 🙂

  11. bookingmama permalink
    January 6, 2015 11:27 am

    I think I’m exactly where you were. Thought I knew it but it’s a little more.

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