Word of the Day: Fritinancy

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Word of the Day: Fritinancy

Definition: The sound—particularly chirping—that insects make.

Hot summer days are filled with the fritinancy of cicadas in chorus.

This word is a rare beast. An edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1898 spelled it ‘fritiniency’—but when spotted in the wild these days, it is more often spelled as ‘fritinancy’.

By | 2015-04-15T08:04:08+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Uncategorised, WOTD|0 Comments

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