January 21, 2011

Word Bit! (4)


As a reader and writer and blogger, I'm surrounded by words all the time. Some are old, some are new, some are funny, difficult to pronounce, fun to say, interesting, or just pure awesome.

I love words. Words are important. They're the basis of books. They're what makes everything come together. One word can change the feel, emotion and effect of a sentence. You can never know too many.

So every week I'm going to be sharing words of interest. They'll come from my readings. And who knows? Maybe you'll come across that one word that can change the feel, emotion and effect of the sentence you're working on in your novel, essay, short story, etc.

This week's word is...

{adjective, noun}
 displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.

I came across IRIDESCENT in my latest read, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. It's one of those words that I immediately fall in love with because of its beauty. It's an uncommon description, but I wish it was used more often.

Want to join in? I think it would be a neat little chain reaction to have fellow bloggers share their favorite, most interesting, craziest words each week. I know I'd love to see what you share! Feel free to sign up on the Mr. Linky. There are no specific rules. If you want, grab the above button, link back here, share your word, explain why, where you heard/saw it, and whatever else you'd like to add!

Just leave your name and blog name, and of course, the link to your post!

All definitions from Dictionary.com.


  1. I love the word iridescent. It's such a pretty word. I also wish it was used more often!

    Did you enjoy Twenty Boy Summer? I loved it.

  2. I love words, too. I eat them up and I love to use them. The bigger the better. So long as I can use them correctly. And pronounce them. I'm also a new follower. I love the sunny yellow nature of your blog.


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