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!
My first word comes from THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS by Jason Rekulak.
1. hennin – “It was called a hennin, and it looked like a giant pointy cone.”
Even though this was explained in the context of the book, I decided to look it up and I’m glad I did because I learned a little more about it. A hennin is a high cone-shaped headdress usually with a thin veil pendent from the top worn by European women in the 15th century.
My second word is from MIDNIGHT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto.
2. catenary – “The car passed through the city center, crisscrossed by catenary wires spitting electric-blue sparks.”
Catenary is a curve formed by a wire, rope, or chain hanging freely from two points and forming a U shape.
What words do you want to celebrate today?