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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 21, 2018

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!

This week’s word is from SOLO by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess.

1. shekere – “The shekeres shake.”


A shekere is percussion instrument consisting of a dried gourd with beads woven into a net covering the gourd.  Some of them are quite intricate and beautiful.



What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2018 7:18 am

    Your word is intriguing — I wonder what language it comes from! My word for the day is “Quark” which has quite a surprising history. See:

    best… mae

  2. February 21, 2018 9:12 am

    Another new word for me. Thanks, Kathy!

  3. February 21, 2018 9:48 am

    Do you know what culture this comes from? It’s a very cool-looking instrument.

    • February 21, 2018 10:35 am

      It comes from West Africa. I, too, think it looks cool and imagine it sounds that way as well.

  4. February 21, 2018 10:59 am

    Well that was new 🙂

  5. February 21, 2018 11:11 am

    I’ve seen/used something similar, but the noise makers are on the inside. I’d like to see and hear these used.

  6. Patty permalink
    February 21, 2018 3:50 pm

    I think I want one!

  7. February 21, 2018 4:29 pm

    I’ve seen those, but had no idea what they were called.

  8. February 21, 2018 5:14 pm

    I’m pretty sure I have seen one before, but didn’t know what the name was.

  9. February 21, 2018 6:48 pm

    New to me also! Thanks for the pic!

  10. February 22, 2018 11:50 pm

    That’s one of the weirdest words I’ve ever encountered. But I kind of like it because of it’s extreme weirdness!

  11. February 23, 2018 8:43 am

    Never heard of it! But I like that you included a photo!

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