Thursday, 25 March 2010


Bucolic is listed on Dr Goodword's alphaDictionary as one of the most beautiful words in English. I typed it on google images and as I strayed, like I usually allow myself to when leisurely searching, I was led to words that reflect concepts appealing to me:

1. eclogue
2. denouement

3. cynosure
4. pianoforte

5. palimpsest
6. onomatopoeia

7. riparian
8. inglenook

9. petrichor
10. lilt

11. arcadian
12. vintage

13. Jenny what else but my idol Jane Austen's nickname :-)

Share your Thursday Thirteen list with Megan and Janet.


Thom said...

And you don't play Quilly's Three Word Thursday! LOL. You should pads these on to her :)

Hazel said...

Quilly's Three Word Thursday is for experts, Thom. I don't have to find a dictionary for a pianoforte lol!

Heather said...

Ah, I do love a good vocab word. I think denouement is among my favorites. Lascivious is another good one.

My post

Hazel said...

wow lascivious! lol

Shelley Munro said...

Inglenook is an interesting word. :)

Hazel said...

I think so too :)

Brenda ND said...

Grin. What fun! Lots of good words.

Adelle Laudan said...

Here I go searching out the meanings of some of these 'new to me' words. Love word lists. Happy T13!

Alice Audrey said...

Palimpsest is new to me. I like the concept, the way the old holds out in face of the new.

Hazel said...

Brenda, I had fun doing this list too

Adelle, so do I. I should done word lists sooner

Alice, it is to me too. And I like it as something of a reminder of the past

colleen said...

I have always disliked the word Bucolic and thought it doesn't sound like what it means.

I just now got lost in the world of Palimpsest. That was fun.

Hazel said...

colleen, I think of colic and babies when I read bucolic :D I'm glad you had fun with palimpsest.

CountryDew said...

I must say bucolic is not one of my favorite words! This is an interesting idea for a TT and a great word list. Some of those I do like a lot!

Anya said...

I do not understand this post :(
I think its my age ........ LOL

Melissa Mashburn said...

That is a very interesting list.

jehara said...

denouement is so fun to say. but so is accoutrement. :)
i also like the words surreptitious, copacetic and covet.
I am such a word nerd.

Julia Smith said...

Denouement is lovely.

Hazel said...

Thanks, countrydew

Anya, it's perfectly ok :)

Melissa, thanks

jehara, thanks for copacetic. it's new to me

Julia, yes it is :)

Americanising Desi said...

cynosure slips on my tongue and hence love it!

Ranting n Panting

Hazel said...

Desi, :)