Word of the Day – Saudade

By February 14, 2017Word of the Day

Saudade (noun) (Portuguese)

sow-da-da

A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.

A Portuguese word today for Valentine’s Day, and what a lovely word it is.

Example sentences

“He experienced saudade, or a longing nostalgia, for the life he shared with her”

Word of the Day – Plap

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Plap (verb)

pl-ap

To come down or fall with the sound of a flat impact; to make a light slapping sound.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. Imitative. Compare plash, plash, flap, slap.

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