Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or consisting of a vowel or vowels.‘these vocalic alternations indicate Cree influence’
- ‘The Spanish vocalic system consists of five vowel sounds with well-defined parameters so that there is no overlap among them, allowing Spanish vowels to maintain their phonetic clarity whether used in isolation or in context.’
- ‘One is the Semitic root-and-pattern structure, which combines root radicals (usually consonants, marked by Cs) with a mainly vocalic pattern to produce a word.’
- ‘In the first experiment, words were presented with pointing, that is, vowel diacritics carrying the full vocalic information in the word; and without pointing, i.e., with partial and ambiguous vowel marking by letters.’
- ‘Eroticized ritual is expressed in Pound's unique vocalic patterns: in the third line above, for example, the final word ‘clóths’ echoes and encapsulates the heavily stressed o and i of the opening ‘Só thín.’’
- ‘The repetition of the word century, instead of evoking diachrony, only further betrays the precarious instantaneity of the utterance, its vocalic ephemerality.’
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.