Words

  • (noun): The words that are spoken.
    Example: "I listened to his words very closely"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on words, word:

Fran├žois Rabelais - Use of Language
... that they learn? Is there some sort of connection between words and the objects they refer to, or are words purely arbitrary? Rabelais deals with these matters, among many others, in his books ... one that reflects the origin of words, and was thus opposed to those who favoured a simplified spelling, one that reflects the pronunciation of words ... He introduced dozens of Greek, Latin, and Italian loan-words and direct translations of Greek and Latin compound words and idioms into French ...
Sinhalese People - Culture - Literature
... Sinhala language was mainly inspired by Sanskrit and Pali, and many words of the Sinhala language derive from these languages ... Today some English words too have come in as a result of the British occupation during colonial times, and the exposure to foreign cultures through ... Additionally many Dutch and Portuguese words can be seen in the coastal areas ...
Application of Mnemonics - For Foreign-language Acquisition
... can be helpful in learning foreign languages, for example by transposing difficult foreign words with words in a language the learner knows already ... A useful such technique is to find linkwords, words that have the same pronunciation in a known language as the target word, and associate them visually or ... in trying to assist the learner to remember ohel, the Hebrew word for tent, the memorable sentence "Oh hell, there's a raccoon in my tent" can be used ...
Metaphone
... by Lawrence Philips in 1990, for indexing words by their English pronunciation ... produce a more accurate encoding, which does a better job of matching words and names which sound similar ... As with Soundex, similar sounding words should share the same keys ...
Figure Of Speech - Categories of Figures of Speech - Tropes
... interest with the speaker antanaclasis A form of pun in which a word is repeated in two different senses anthimeria Substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun ... auxesis Form of hyperbole, in which a more important sounding word is used in place of a more descriptive term catachresis Mixed metaphor (sometimes used by design and sometimes a rhetorical fault ... consequences to make a point more forcibly epanodos Repetition in a sentence with a reversal of words ...

More definitions of "words":

  • (noun): The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number.
    Example: "He wrote both words and music"
    Synonyms: lyric, language
  • (noun): Language that is spoken or written.
    Example: "He has a gift for words"; "she put her thoughts into words"

Famous quotes containing the word words:

    The current flows fast and furious. It issues in a spate of words from the loudspeakers and the politicians. Every day they tell us that we are a free people fighting to defend freedom. That is the current that has whirled the young airman up into the sky and keeps him circulating there among the clouds. Down here, with a roof to cover us and a gasmask handy, it is our business to puncture gasbags and discover the seeds of truth.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    ...I ... believe that words can help us move or keep us paralyzed, and that our choices of language and verbal tone have something—a great deal—to do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words, by trivialization, of course, but also by ritualized respect, or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    Beatrice. Let me go with that I came, which is, with knowing what hath passed between you and Claudio.
    Benedick. Only foul words; and thereupon I will kiss thee.
    Beatrice. Foul words is but foul wind, and foul wind is but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome; therefore I will depart unkissed.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)