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Ianthine and Incalescent

Happy Monday! Two words because I missed last week. The second word for today was posted a long while back but it's such a beautiful word, now that there's more traffic in the community I felt it needed a second go!

Ianthine
adjective


Pronunciation:
[i-an-theen]

Definition:
violet-coloured

 

Etymology:
From the Latin ianthinus meaning violet-blue.

 

Incalescent
adjective


Pronunciation:
[in-ka-les-ent]

Definition:
Growing warm.

 

Etymology:
From the Latin calēre meaning to be warm.

 

 Usage:
"The flame from the Bunsen burner flickered in shades of ianthine and the incalescent liquid in the test-tube suspended above finally began to bubble."

Love Tahlia, who would like to know: how would everybody feel if I colour-themed my posts for every second Monday or so? It's a theme I've been considering for a while now as obscure colour words are always a favourite of mine.

Tags: adjective, i, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
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