#1-Words That Sound Right
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. Click the plus (+) button to zoom in, use the little up and down arrows to scroll through the list of cool words, and use the big up and down arrows to scroll through the pages. It’s in alphabetical order by your first name. Or, you can click here to open the list in a new window.
Sofia M. sent in a word that is now one of my favorites.
It is a natural, spontaneous verbal utterance…like the call of a bird.
I had never heard of it before…and neither had my dad, who has a really terrific vocabulary!
what do u think ur third book will be about? (if u make one)
It’s about the first couple of weeks of sixth grade…when I am in the same school with Goon!
cheesy it sounds sticky, and sometimes smelly
stupendous sounds like “stupid or stupified!” and it is
Hey Cheesie talk to me man. Say i like PIGS. OKAY.pleasseee.KID out
will you go out with me your cute ahhhhhh
I do not have a girlfriend and do not want one.
Why ask that in the first place?
i h8 mack & cheese but i love ur books!!!
the author came 2 my school 2day
Eye lyke mack ‘n’ cheez, butt eye dew knot lyke spelling this we’reD weigh.
ur spelling wz weirder
i am the best speller in my class
I am the best speller in my class, too!
I am the best in my class too! I was the only 1 who knew how to spell stupendous!
It is stupendous that you can spell stupendous.
what do you write about in yor new book
hi thanks for sighning my book
he signed my book 2
why do you ask if peopl have seen or got bitten by a vampire if vampires are not real
Do you put all of the words people say on here in that little dictionary thing??
Nope. Only the ones I think are cool. My website…my choice.
Oh ok because if you did put them all up there there would be a ton!!!! 😀
terribical – terrible and horrifical (another made-up word)
temporary – it sounds flimsy and not built to last, just like the meaning!
I like just finished your book that you autographed for me and imo think its great.But I kind of got a little freaked out when it said “there was a little old lady staring at them….gives me the shivers. Sorry I am writing so much I am on a cell phone and I love texting. Bye cheesie cetcha later.
It WAS a bit freaky at the time, but she turned out to be sooo nice.
I’m guessing your word is:
Very FUNNY!!!!!!!!! Or not?
Omg i thik your book is gret, awesome, fantastic im reading it in my school with my teacher Ms.Magnet i heard that you were coming to my scool on monday Millbury Shaw Elemtary School. CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xenophilia love of foreigners
xenophobia fear of foreigners
craze for polka dancing
cool word: Mustash cash tassh!
mean: band name from Regular show.
rlly phtf that meanz duh pooie
Actual that’s just there catchphrase say said to put on a shirt
Cool words: gfaw, grawsome, feet, onion, goone, cheesie, deeb