Wondrous Words #384

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

I found this new word in a Goodreads promotion for a giveaway book:

1. buzzy: “Enter to win [one of] 20 SIGNED COPIES of this buzzy book that was named one of Goodread’s best fiction in 2016!”

Buzzy is not in my normal vocabulary, but I’d like to add it. Buzzy, according to the dictionary, is an adjective and is usually used when referring to a place or atmosphere, and means lively and exciting. In the sentence above the meaning also seems to extend to objects like a book. Another example: A buzzy bar with live music.


I found this word on Wikipedia when I was looking at the biography of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

2. anglophone: James Copnall wrote in the Times Literary Supplement that she was “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.[3]


That’s it for me this week. I hope you found some words worth celebrating. Feel free to join Wondrous Words Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kathy for the details.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #384

  1. All new and interesting words.

  2. Harvee says:

    I am an Anglophone too, speaking English, and liking to read books written in English on Africa! Wonderful new words.

  3. Buzzy is new to me, too, but I could figure it out. I like the way it sounds!

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