I like words.
Well, duh! I write books.
I like the word speedily. It’s one of those words that sounds like what it means…at least to me. Some others are gargoyle—sounds monstrous and evil; lizard—sounds scaly and fast-moving; and carnival—sounds bouncy and fun.
I am building a collection of words like this on my website. If you want to add one to my list—and I don’t mean obvious words that imitate sounds like buzz or plop or fizzle—please enter it below.
Oh…and I’m not looking for the real definition of your word. Please write down the definition that you think makes the word sound like what it really means…like I did above with gargoyle, lizard, and carnival.
If I really like your suggestion, I’ll put it in my list below (with your name alphabetically), but it might take me a while, because my mom says homework comes first.
If yours is a made-up word, it will be in italics…like the first part of this sentence. It’s in alphabetical order by your first name. Or, you can click here to open the list in a new window.