/ˈsɪrɪŋks/ (sigh-rinks) noun Plural syrinxes 1 A set of pan pipes. 2 Ornithology The lower larynx or voice organ in birds, situated at or near […] Read More


/ˈsɪərɪəs/ adjective 1 Demanding or characterized by careful consideration or application. 1.1 Solemn or thoughtful in character or manner. 1.2 (of music, literature, or other […] Read More


(also envoy) /ˈɛnvɔɪ/ noun 1 A short stanza concluding a ballade. 2 literary An author’s concluding words. Origin Late Middle English: from Old French envoi, […] Read More


/ˈkrɑːk(ə)n/ noun An enormous mythical sea monster said to appear off the coast of Norway. Origin Norwegian. ========== Oskar didn’t believe in sea monsters, but […] Read More


/bɪˈspəʊk/ adjective British 1 Made for a particular customer or user. 1.1 Making or selling bespoke goods, especially clothing. Origin Mid 18th century: past participle […] Read More


/ˈnɛtwəːk/ noun 1 An arrangement of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines. 2 A group or system of interconnected people or things. 2.1 A complex system […] Read More


/ˈtɛkstəˈhɒlɪk/ noun One who spends a great deal of time sending text messages. Origin text +‎ -aholic, extraction from alcoholic ========== My grandchildren are not […] Read More


/ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə/ noun mass noun The system or arrangement of muscles in a body, part of the body, or an organ. Origin Late 19th century: from […] Read More


/bɒdʒə/ noun Workman of the Windsor, England region whose job it was to manufacture the legs and stretchers of a Windsor chair out of beech […] Read More


/stɑːk/ adjective 1 Severe or bare in appearance or outline. 1.1 Unpleasantly or sharply clear. 2 attributive Complete; sheer. 2.1 rare Completely naked. 3 archaic, […] Read More