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message 1: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
This is a bit of a slow starter. Stick it out.

Galoshes, galoshes, bouffant!

message 2: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Buckley (anthonydbuckley) | 112 comments This one could run and run. I like "onomatopoeia".

message 3: by Harold (new)

Harold (rasulmaboul) | 90 comments How about spicing up your diction with "picante"?

message 4: by VickiLee (new)

VickiLee "Superfluous" is such a succulent sounding word!

Blood Bone and Muscle | 83 comments From V for Vendetta:

Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

message 6: by Jane (new)

Jane Refulgent!

message 7: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod

message 8: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (bonfiggi) Somewhere I read that cellar door and summer afternoon were the most beautiful sounds in the English language.

message 9: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
I think it's impossible to separate sound and meaning.

message 10: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Cellar door? How odd. I think in meditation you're encouraged to use any sweet sounding word as your mantra, so "Om" must be a good sound (though I prefer la lac...).

message 11: by Jane (last edited Sep 21, 2013 07:39PM) (new)

Jane refulgence
tintinnabulation [With apology to Poe for his Bells]

message 12: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
onomatopoeia! Gurgle... sizzle... tinkle... bang!

message 13: by Jane (new)

Jane susurration

message 14: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharonstar) | 3345 comments murmur

message 15: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
a murmuration of starlings

message 16: by Gabi (new)

Gabi Fuller (CountryMouseMe) | 474 comments Sussurration is more like bees, no?

message 17: by Jane (new)

Jane @Gabi, rustling of leaves...

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