Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wondrous Words

1. The ornamentation of music written for the voice with florid passages, especially trills and runs.
Vocal music characterized by florid ornamental passages.(freedictionary.com)
2.diorama a scene, often in miniature, reproduced in three dimensions by placing objects, figures, etc., in front of a painted background. (dictionary.com)

1.At daybreak, Mother whisks into your room in a long satin robe, waking you with a contrived coloratura, "Good morning, Rodney."

2.Mother frets over a sequined shoe box in the center of the sturdy oak kitchen table. It is a diorama, Sister's fall project.bermudaonion


  1. My son had to make more than one diorama while he was in school, so I knew that one. Thanks for playing along today!!

  2. I've never heard coloratura. What a fun word!

    I see 'diorama' when I travel because we like museums and they will sometimes have one or more to demonstrate a historic scene.

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  3. Do they still make dioramas in school? I remember long nights, making miniature stuff for mine.

    Coloratura is a terrific word.

  4. I knew diorama too- I'm sure Lisa Simpson makes several in a few episodes. Coloratura is new for me too.


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