uniquepov (uniquepov) wrote in 1word1day,

Shakespearean Imagination

Well met by moonlight, friends!

It's Wednesday again shhhh, it's still Wednesday somewhere, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!

Yesterday marks the eleventh anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks on the USA. It’s hard to believe eleven years have passed; for many of us, I’m sure, it still feels much more recent. In memory of that day, today’s word is:

bloodstained : blood•stain'd / bluhd-steynd/ (adjective) :

-Covered or stained with blood; gory.
-Guilty of murder, slaughter or bloodshed.

Synonyms bleeding – blood-soaked - ensanguined - gory - grisly - imbrued

First seen in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (written 1593 - 1594). The full text of the play may be found here. Shakespeare’s usage was hyphenated (blood-stained).

Note: Scholars are divided as to authorship of Titus Andronicus, as the play was not published with Shakespeare credited as author during his lifetime. No definitive proof has yet been discovered to credit another author, however, and the play is still considered to be part of Shakespeare’s folio at this time.
Tags: adjective, b, english, shakespeare, theme: shakespeare, wordsmith: uniquepov

  • Sunday Word: Sonorous

    sonorous[s uh- nawr- uhs, - nohr-, son-er- uhs] adjective: 1 giving out or capable of giving out a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound,…

  • Tuesday word: Ceremony

    Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 Ceremony (noun) cer·e·mo·ny [ser-uh-moh-nee] noun 1. the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or…

  • Wednesday Word: Déraciné

    Déraciné - noun or adjective. You may know déraciné as the title of a video game, but this French word can also be used as an adjective or noun.…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded