Friday, January 21, 2011

Word Bit!


Word Bit! is hosted by The Grammarian's Reviews.  Each week Alissa posts a new word she comes across in her reading and encourages others to post words they discovered recently.  I love learning new words so I love reading this feature every week.  I thought it was time to join in with my own word!

To participate just post your word, where you saw it, the definition, why it caught your attention and anything else you'd like to include.

Definitions from Dictionary.com


QUADRILLE
{noun}
 
1. a square dance for four couples, consisting of five parts or movements, each complete in-itself.
 
2. the music for such a dance.

 
*image from Wikipedia 
 
I came across the word quadrille while reading The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell.  It stood out because I've never come across this word before and it looked interesting!  This is a word that has faded away with time.
  
What interesting words have you come across this week?
 

3 comments:

Alissa said...

Thanks for participating this week, Jen! :D

Quadrille is a fantastic word. And definitely not one I've ever encountered in reading. Now I kind of want to read the Vespertine to get a feel for it.

Also, I haven't quite finished Twenty Boy Summer yet, but I love it so far!

Sarah said...

I was just looking at Vespertine and thinking I really want to read it!! I love words that start in Q honestly. This is a great choice. Great to see that you did Word Bit!! It's my favorite new weekly meme :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What a great word. I had no idea!