Word of the Day – Sough

By January 10, 2017Word of the Day

Sough (verb)

suff or sa-ow

(of the wind in trees, the sea, etc.) make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound.

A word that probably warrants two separate entries as it can be pronounced in two totally different ways and can also be used as a noun [in singular] A moaning, whistling, or rushing sound as made by the wind in the trees or the sea.

Example sentences

“The wind soughed in the grass and there was the hiss of the tumbling river.”

“A sough escapes her lips as her body lands on the ground.”

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Word of the Day – Fandangle

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Fandangle (noun)

fan-dan-gul

A useless or purely ornamental thing: Nonsense.

Believed to have been derived from the Spanish dance Fandango which was adapted by the English to mean foolish in the early 19th century, perhaps by the Puritans of the time.

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Word of the Day – Clout

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Clout (noun)

kl-ao-wt

A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object: Influence or power, especially in politics or business.

(archaic) A piece of cloth or article of clothing which is the clout mentioned in the proverb; “ne’er cast a clout till May be out” with May more likely to mean the blossom of the Hawthorn than the month.

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Word of the Day – Filch

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Filch (verb)

fil-tch

Pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.

Middle English filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, Old English fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up in battle array, derivative of gefylce band of men; akin to folk.

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