What are words?

  • (noun): The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number.
    Example: "He wrote both words and music"
    Synonyms: lyric, language
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on words, word:

... is a phonetic algorithm, published by Lawrence Philips in 1990, for indexing words by their English pronunciation ... accurate encoding, which does a better job of matching words and names which sound similar ... As with Soundex, similar sounding words should share the same keys ...
Application of Mnemonics - For Foreign-language Acquisition
... can be helpful in learning foreign languages, for example by transposing difficult foreign words with words in a language the learner knows already ... A useful such technique is to find linkwords, words that have the same pronunciation in a known language as the target word, and associate them visually or auditorially with the ... For example, in trying to assist the learner to remember ohel, the Hebrew word for tent, the memorable sentence "Oh hell, there's a raccoon in my tent" can be used ...
Fran├žois Rabelais - Use of Language
... that they learn? Is there some sort of connection between words and the objects they refer to, or are words purely arbitrary? Rabelais deals with ... one that reflects the origin of words, and was thus opposed to those who favoured a simplified spelling, one that reflects the pronunciation of words ... He introduced dozens of Greek, Latin, and Italian loan-words and direct translations of Greek and Latin compound words and idioms into French ...
Sinhalese People - Culture - Literature
... The Sinhala language was mainly inspired by Sanskrit and Pali, and many words of the Sinhala language derive from these languages ... Today some English words too have come in as a result of the British occupation during colonial times, and the exposure to foreign cultures through television and Hollywood movies ... Additionally many Dutch and Portuguese words can be seen in the coastal areas ...
Figure Of Speech - Categories of Figures of Speech - Tropes
... with the speaker antanaclasis A form of pun in which a word is repeated in two different senses anthimeria Substitution of one part of speech for another, often turning a noun into a verb ... auxesis Form of hyperbole, in which a more important sounding word is used in place of a more descriptive term catachresis Mixed metaphor (sometimes ... epanodos Repetition in a sentence with a reversal of words ...

More definitions of "words":

  • (noun): The words that are spoken.
    Example: "I listened to his words very closely"
  • (noun): Language that is spoken or written.
    Example: "He has a gift for words"; "she put her thoughts into words"

Famous quotes containing the word words:

    Words add to the senses. The words for the dazzle
    Of mica, the dithering of grass,
    The Arachne integument of dead trees,
    Are the eye grown larger, more intense.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Of the modes of persuasion furnished by the spoken word there are three kinds. The first kind depends on the personal character of the speaker; the second on putting the audience into a certain frame of mind; the third on the proof, provided by the words of the speech itself.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    the churn of stale words in the heart again
    love love love thud of the old plunger
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)