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Wondrous Words Wednesday

October 26, 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 last word in WHEN IN FRENCH by Lauren Collins.

1. deliquesce – “To get there we called a water taxi, which sped us through the twilight, eyes watering and hair tangling, just as les pinasses — the brightly colored, snub-nosed wooden boats of the region — began to deliquesce, blue and then black, into the horizon.”

Deliquesce means to dissolve or melt away.


I found these words in THE VELVET HOURS by Alyson Richman.

2. guilloche – “The watch was open, displaying the guilloche dial and its dark roman numerals.”

Guilloche means a pattern made by interlacing curved lines.


3. netsuke – “‘They are called netsuke . . . Small enough to carry on your person, and to easily gaze upon in the palm of your hand.'”

A netsuke is a small and often intricately carved toggle used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash. There are many pictures of gorgeous ones online and you can read more about them on Wikipedia.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2016 8:11 am

    I think when one studies a foreign language, it always helps improves one’s grammar and vocab in one’s own language.

  2. October 26, 2016 9:24 am

    I’m on a streak – 0-3…again!

  3. October 26, 2016 9:48 am

    I learned netsuke a year or so ago when The Hare with Amber Eyes made the rounds. The other two are new to me. Deliquesce especially is a lovely word.

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    October 26, 2016 11:00 am

    I knew guilloche from my interior design days and have used it in my writing, but the others are new to me.

  5. October 26, 2016 12:31 pm

    I followed your link to the Wikipedia page for netsuke. The round ones remind me of some gorgeous buttons I used to have. (I used to collect buttons.) I also like the long sculptured ones. Thanks for finding that fun new-to-me word.

  6. October 26, 2016 1:02 pm

    I knew none of them.

  7. October 26, 2016 4:05 pm

    All new to me

  8. October 26, 2016 5:54 pm

    Excellent words, and I loved to see the netsuke!

  9. October 26, 2016 9:50 pm

    great words, knew none of them, until now

  10. October 27, 2016 6:12 pm

    Such pretty words! When in French is the book that keeps on giving 🙂

  11. bookingmama permalink
    November 1, 2016 6:59 am

    All new to me!

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