Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Apr
18
2016

speechify

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spi chə faI

intransitive verb
to make a speech, esp. one that is too long or too obviously a harangue.

He used to return home late, worn-out, weary, and hoarse with much speechifying and shouting, and ill-tempered into the bargain. (Eliza Cook’s Journal, vol. 6)

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Apr
15
2016

faience

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faI ans
1. pottery decorated with highly colored, opaque glazes.
2. a greenish blue color.

 
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Apr
14
2016

damask

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dae məsk
noun
1. a fine cloth woven of linen, silk, wool, or cotton with a prominent, elaborate pattern.
2. table linen of this or similar cloth.
3. a deep pink color.
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Apr
13
2016

ecru

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e kru
noun
a pale yellowish or grayish tan color.

Note: The word “ecru” comes from a French word meaning “raw, unbleached.” It originally referred to the color of unbleached linen or raw silk.
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Apr
12
2016

bistre

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bI stər
noun
1. a pigment made from the soot of burned wood, having a yellowish or dark brown color.
2. this color.
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