This week my words are from Lamb Bright Saviors by Robert Vivian:
Glissando: performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a harp.
Here is how glissando was used on page 25:
The walls stood listening on pillars of dust as curtains danced like cool piano keys shimmering out glissandos.
Metronome: a mechanical or electrical instrument that makes repeated clicking sounds at an adjustable pace, used for marking rhythm, especially in practicing music.
Here is how metronome was used on page 64:
The preacher moved his bare skinny legs back and forth to the beat of an unknown rythm, metronome to a fatal countdown and his own feverish words that came crazed and madcap out of his spit-flecking mouth.
So those are the words that I learned last week. Did you come across anything new in your reading adventures?