Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday -- December 16, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME by Rhoda Janzen

coloratura - There was also a new release by my cousin's daughter Starla, who had carved out for herself a career in opera, but who had recently begun rendering perfervid coloratura show tunes a la Ethel Merman. (p. 45)

coloratura: runs, trills, and other florid decorations in vocal music.

THE CHRISTMAS PEARL by Dorothea Benton Frank

truculent - Bless their hearts, they are a truculent bunch. (p.6)

truculent: fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.

What new words did you discover this week?

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Two great words! The character who used truculent must have been Southern. Thanks for participating!

Lisa notes... said...

Coloratura sounds like a fun word to use.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I believe I'm going to through out the whole sentence for truculent in conversation some time today. It sounds rather fun.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great words! Did not know what those meant, but have heard them before. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/z-wednesday-wondrous-words-wednesday.html