Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - July 28, 2010

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.

THE DOCTOR AND THE DIVA by Adrienne McDonnell

coloraturas - The maestro's fists would fall onto the ivory keys in a temper, or he would withdraw his hands from the keyboards and punish his failed coloraturas with long silences. (p. 238)

coloraturas: a lyric soprano of high range who specializes in such music.

What new words did you discover this week?


bermudaonion said...

That's a great word, but I doubt I'll ever have the chance to use it. Thanks for playing along!

Beth Hoffman said...

I don't recall ever seeing that word before, or if I did, I skipped over it because the dictionary wasn't handy. LOL!

Terrific word, Julie.