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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 18, 2016

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!

I found one word in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

1. lovelily – “Snowflakes of ash fell so lovelily you were tempted to stretch out your tongue to catch them, taste them.”

When I first saw this word, I thought it was a typo or a German word but I was wrong.  Lovelily means in a manner to excite love; amiably


What words do you want to celebrate today?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2016 9:13 am

    I wonder how many times I’ve encountered lovelily and just skipped over it, thinking it a typo? Amazing!

    My words this week are musical. 🙂

  2. May 18, 2016 9:37 am

    I don’t remember that. I probably also saw it and passed right over it, thinking it read “lovely” or something.

  3. May 18, 2016 9:40 am

    Makes me think of “loverly,” from My Fair Lady.

  4. Judy B permalink
    May 18, 2016 9:50 am

    I missed it too, while reading The Book Thief. Often I lament about editing and typos, maybe, just maybe, they are new wondrous words!

  5. May 18, 2016 1:23 pm

    I had no idea!

  6. May 18, 2016 2:06 pm

    Glad that you caught it.

  7. May 18, 2016 2:57 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever come across this word!

  8. Patty permalink
    May 18, 2016 3:35 pm

    This word really does sound very made up!

  9. May 18, 2016 4:19 pm

    I have never seen that one around

  10. May 18, 2016 4:33 pm

    That’s a new one for me. I’ll bet my eyes just saw lovely. Good catch Kathy.

  11. May 18, 2016 4:50 pm

    What a lovely new word. Are you enjoying The Book Thief?

  12. May 18, 2016 9:17 pm

    I think I too thought it was a type o when I read the book. thanks

  13. May 19, 2016 2:52 pm

    I also missed this word when I read this book. Excellent word to know!

  14. bookingmama permalink
    May 23, 2016 8:20 am

    It does look like a typo! You definitely read more carefully. I bet I just flew past that one because it’s so close to lovely!

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