Category: Word of the Day
showing or expressing sadness or sorrow.
The baby’s plaintive cry pierced her mother’s heart.
an intense sensation of excitement or fear that comes on suddenly; thrill.
A frisson of excitement shot through her as she realized what an opportunity she’d just been given.
ə ro rə
1. in Roman mythology, the goddess of dawn.
2. (l.c.) the dawn or beginning of something.
The treaty brought about the aurora of peace.
3. (l.c.) bands or streamers of light that appear in the sky at night in areas around the magnetic poles, caused by solar particles striking atoms in the outer part of the earth’s atmosphere. (see aurora australis, aurora borealis.)
While camping in the north one summer, we experienced the beautiful sight of an aurora in the night sky.
to wet or saturate with a stain, esp. of blood.
You have imbrued your hands in the blood of my countrymen.
yu yu leIt
1. to howl or bay loudly, as a hound.
2. to utter hooting sounds.
The crowd cheered and ululated as the player circled the bases to win the game.