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Word of the Day – Welshcomb

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Welshcomb (verb)

wel-sh-coam

To comb (the hair) using the thumb and fingers; to make (a person) ready in this way.

1920s; earliest use found in James Joyce (1882–1941), writer.

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Word of the Day – Grockle

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Grockle (noun)

grok-el

A holidaymaker, especially one visiting a resort in Devon or Cornwall.

An invented word, originally a fantastic creature in a children’s comic, adopted arbitrarily and popularized by the film The System (1964).

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Word of the Day – Timbre

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Timbre (noun)

tam-ber

The character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity.

The distinctive quality or character of someone or something.

Mid 19th century: from French, from medieval Greek timbanon, from Greek tumpanon ‘drum’.

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