July 15, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kathy of Bermudaonion's Weblog.

from Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island by Barbara Bonfigli
caique:
a single-masted sailing vessel used on the eastern Mediterranean Sea, having a sprit mainsail, a square topsail, and two or more other sails.

from Native Son by Richard Wright
sonorous:
a loud, deep, resonant sound
(ex. in a sonorous voice)

4 comments:

  1. I love the word caique, but I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to pronounce it - I'm glad no one can hear me. Thanks for participating today.

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  2. For some reason, whenever I hear the word sonorous, I think of my dad snoring. :D

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  3. Caique is a good word! I have no idea how to pronounce it either. (I just looked it up on Google Images and it's also a type of parrot!)

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  4. I went to www.howjsay.com and typed it in and it told me how to pronounce the word! How cool is that. It is pronounced /k/eye/eek/.

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