Monday, June 6, 2011

Word of the Week: CYMOTRICHOUS

Word of the Week for June 6-12th, 2011:

CYMOTRICHOUS adj.

Definition: Having wavy hair

Pronunciation: sahy-mo-truh-kuhs

First known usage: 1905-1910

Origin: Greek

Example:
The pop star's long, cymotrichous locks were beautiful.




I chose CYMOTRICHOUS because it was the winning word at this year's national spelling bee. The "bee" was won by 14-year-old Pennslyvania girl (yay), Sukanya Roy! I always watched the bee when I was little. Spelling is one of my stronger suits. My hair is naturally wavy, so I will be sure to use this word more often!

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