This week’s word comes to us courtesy of Dictionary.com‘s Word of the Day. =) It’s my homepage, and occasionally I so love the words they highlight that I just have to share.
So, longueur. Ever heard of it? I hadn’t, I confess. It’s pronounced long-GUR, and here’s the definition:
“A dull and tedious passage in a book, play, musical composition, or the like.”
Now doesn’t that just make you go, “Oh, that’s what I should call those?? Sweet! I have a name for it! And it sounds so close to “longer” that it makes a ton of sense, because that’s what it makes said books, plays, or music feel like!” LOL.
So rest assured that my compositions will make every attempt to avoid any longueur. And on that note . . .