Word of the Day – Balafon

By July 17, 2017Word of the Day

Balafon (noun)

bal-u-fon

A large xylophone with hollow gourds as resonators, used in West African music.

Via French from Manding bala ‘xylophone’ + fo ‘to play’.

Example sentences

“You could hear the balafon resonating across the crowd.”

Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)

it-in-er-unt

Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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