Part 1 – Word Match
Can you match a word with its picture? I picked unusual words that I didn’t know. I wanted to learn something new. I hope you do too! The only one I can pronounce – Fipple! Good Luck!
Your Words: Cachinnate Schadenfreude Synecdoche Fipple
Any idea which word matches which picture?
Cachinnate? Schadenfreude? Synecdoche? Fipple?
No idea? Here are their definitions . . .
Synecdoche – a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in Texas won by six runs (meaning “Texas's baseball team”).
Cachinnate - to laugh loudly or immoderately.
Fipple - a plug stopping the upper end of a pipe, as a recorder or a whistle, and having a narrow slit through which the player blows
Schadenfreude – satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune
And the answers are . . .
How did you do? My guess is that cachinnate and schadenfreude were tricky. They’re kind of alike, but misfortune in the definition helped me find the right picture. I hoped it helped you too!
Part 2 – Test Your Pronunciation Skills . . . I’ve got some doozies!
Cachinnate [ kak-uh-neyt ]
Here’s a link . . . Then check your pronunciation!
how do you pronounce cachinnate - Bing
Synecdoche [ si-nek-duh-kee ]
how do you pronounce synecdoche - Bing
Schadenfreude [ shahd-n-froi-duh ]
how do you pronounce schadenfreude - Bing
Part 3 – Where in the World Did These Words Come From?
Each word came from a different spot on the globe. Find each one. Then guess which word originated there.
Your Words – Cachinnate Schadenfreude Synecdoche Fipple
Latin from Italy Greek from Greece German from Germany Icelandic from Iceland
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!