Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Pleasant-sounding; harmonious:‘a symphonious name’
tuneful, melodious, melodic, sweet-sounding, pleasant-sounding, sweet-toned, mellifluous, dulcet, lyricalView synonyms
- ‘The noises of the city, voices, bells and marching feet, fell together in my ears like a symphonious orchestra.’
- ‘Every peak and promontory shall catch up the symphonious echoes.’
- ‘What is finer than a symphonious frog-pond?’
- ‘Even if symphonious psalm-singing existed in the early Church, which we should like to see clearly made out, it was very soon merged in the antiphonal.’
- ‘Hark I the symphonious strains of music swell.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin symphonia symphony + -ous.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.