Views in the last 7 days

Monday, December 14, 2015

telluric: Word of the Day
Dec. 14, 2015

telluric Audio Pronunciation
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+
\te-LOO R-ik\
1. of or proceeding from the earth or soil.
2. of or relating to the earth; terrestrial.
A comparative study of similar classic adventures…has convinced even the most cautious and conservative gold chroniclers that Ponce de Leon's exploit, far from being a wild-goose chase, was in fact a most sanguine telluric adventure undertaken to reestablish the hegemony of the rapidly disappearing yellow metal.
-- Henry Miller, "Money and How It Gets That Way," Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, 1962
Telluric is derived from the Latin word tellūs meaning "earth." It entered English in the early 1800s.
More From
Submit a favorite word for a chance to win!
Submit a favorite word for a chance to win!
Submit your favorite word to be a future Word of the Day
iPhone App
Our iPhone App
Our award-winning iPhone app just got better
Word Dynamo App
Word Dynamo's new word game for iOS

No comments:

Post a Comment