Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for plainsong
- ‘The German term originally signified a plainchant melody sung chorally, but from the late 16th century its meaning was widened to include vernacular hymns.’
- ‘But the text of Rex tremendae is part of the Dies irae sequence, not the other way round, and there is no trace of the Dies irae plainchant in Mozart's setting.’
- ‘The plainchant was delivered faultlessly, and gave a flavour of the complementary timbres of the male voices.’
- ‘The main theme of this movement is the Dies Irae from the medieval plainchant.’
- ‘The service is fleshed out with short organ pieces and improvisations, and the plainchant used at St Mark's at Christmas; it provides the perfect framework for the music by two of the formidable masters of music at San Marco.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.