365 Day Writing Challenge 17: Dictionary Definition

365 Day Writing Challenge

17. Dictionary Definition: Open up a dictionary to a random word. Define what that word means to you.

OK, so apparently my mum got rid of all our dictionaries because “we have Google”, so I went on dictionary.com and had a look at their word of the day list. I found this one from a couple of days ago: Sylvan. I’m going to completely ignore the defiinition for the time being and just thing of how the word sounds. To me it sounds like a race of people from a cold Nordic place, the Sylvans. I can imagine they would all be tall and proud, but slim and willowy. Their hair would be white blonde and their eyes silver blue.

The actual definition of the word is “of, relating to, or inhabiting the woods”. This seems to fit the word so perfectly, I can just imagine the dark Sylvan woods, impenetrable and unknowable.

(Featured image from dictionary.com)



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