Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wondrous Words Wednesday-April 21
Bermudaonion asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. Feel free to join in the fun!
Here is a new word that I learned last week while reading Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani:
I'm going to list a few definitions for this word because I'm not sure which one it actually is...maybe you can help me!
Courant: Represented as running.
A piece of music in triple time; also, a lively dance; a coranto.
A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.
Here is how courant was used on page 218:
June looks at the drawing and nods. "That man was ahead of his time. The wide straps, the button details. Look at the heel. Wide at the base, into a spindle at the tip. Completely courant and the man has been dead ten years."
I wonder if the word is actually using a combination of all these definitions? What do you think?