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!
It’s been a while since I had to rely on my Word-a-Day calendar but I had to this week.
1. billingsgate – “A steady stream of billingsgate could be heard coming from the basement after my father hit his thumb with his hammer.”
Billingsgate is a noun that means coarsely abusive language.
2. chatoyant – “The gemologist scrutinized the unique chatoyant jewels before stating her opinion on their value.”
Chatoyant is an adjective that means having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light.
3. popnip – “The white wafer sun sports a halo, and nearby hills are veiled in pogonip.” — Bill Croke, The American Spectator, March 1997
Pogonip is dense winter fog containing frozen particles that is formed in deep mountain valleys of the western United States.
What words do you want to celebrate today?