What are words?

  • (noun): Words making up the dialogue of a play.
    Synonyms: actor's line, speech
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on words, word:

Application of Mnemonics - For Foreign-language Acquisition
... foreign languages, for example by transposing difficult foreign words with words in a language the learner knows already ... A useful such technique is to find linkwords, words that have the same pronunciation in a known language as the target word, and associate them visually or ... For example, in trying to assist the learner to remember ohel, the Hebrew word for tent, the memorable sentence "Oh hell, there's a raccoon in my tent" can be used ...
Fran├žois Rabelais - Use of Language
... something that they learn? Is there some sort of connection between words and the objects they refer to, or are words purely arbitrary? Rabelais deals with these matters, among many others, in his books ... one that reflects the origin of words, and was thus opposed to those who favoured a simplified spelling, one that reflects the pronunciation of words ... He introduced dozens of Greek, Latin, and Italian loan-words and direct translations of Greek and Latin compound words and idioms into French ...
Sinhalese People - Culture - Literature
... was mainly inspired by Sanskrit and Pali, and many words of the Sinhala language derive from these languages ... Today some English words too have come in as a result of the British occupation during colonial times, and the exposure to foreign cultures through television and Hollywood movies ... Additionally many Dutch and Portuguese words can be seen in the coastal areas ...
Metaphone
... algorithm, published by Lawrence Philips in 1990, for indexing words by their English pronunciation ... a more accurate encoding, which does a better job of matching words and names which sound similar ... As with Soundex, similar sounding words should share the same keys ...
Figure Of Speech - Categories of Figures of Speech - Tropes
... interest with the speaker antanaclasis A form of pun in which a word is repeated in two different senses anthimeria Substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun ... of hyperbole, in which a more important sounding word is used in place of a more descriptive term catachresis Mixed metaphor (sometimes used by design and sometimes a ... forcibly epanodos Repetition in a sentence with a reversal of words ...

More definitions of "words":

  • (noun): The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number.
    Example: "He wrote both words and music"
    Synonyms: lyric, language
  • (noun): Language that is spoken or written.
    Example: "He has a gift for words"; "she put her thoughts into words"
  • (noun): The words that are spoken.
    Example: "I listened to his words very closely"

Famous quotes containing the word words:

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    Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)

    Pity, but never love bestows kind words upon the slave.
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    How often you, spurned, will run to my door, when your strong words shall have fallen into a sob, and a trembling horror will begin from your sad tears.
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.)