Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday-Aug. 3

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!

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? 


1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I thought glissando was a musical term, but I couldn't define it. Thanks for playing along.