Wondrous Words #427

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  

Yesterday I saw this new-to-me word on Cleo’s Blog (Cleopatra Loves Books) as I was reading the first paragraph of a book she was featuring.

bespoke: I have spent some of my happiest hours in recent months arranging them on the bespoke bookcases I had built under the sloping ceiling of my study for their ease and comfort.

According to my New Oxford American Dictionary bespoke means made to order.

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That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #427

  1. I looked that word up a while ago and actually remembered it. Go me!

  2. mae says:

    My familiarity is with the “bespoke suit” — that is, made by a tailor, preferably in London. I have a Wordy Wednesday Post about insulting words for today:

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. Julia Tomiak says:

    Well, thank you, because that is NOT what I thought it would mean. Have a great reading week!

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