Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 23 - 13 of My Favorite Arts Related Words

After my immense genealogy TT last week, I decided Susan Helene Gottfried had a good thing going on when she did 13 of ShapeShifter's favorite words.

Then I bumped into a post over at Flowerpot Days where favorite words were offered up for appreciation. Both of these posts led me to today's TT:

13 of My Favorite Arts Related Words

1 - choreography

2 - libretto

3 - adagio

4 - filligree

5 - danseur noble

6 - mythos

7 - frontispiece

8 - auteur

9 - trilogy

10 - leitmotif

11 - bibliophile

12 - proscenium

13 - recitative


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Aww, thanks for the link love, Julia! Glad I created some inspiration for you.

I don't think I would disagree with a single one of those words. They are wonderful, rich, and evocative of some very wonderful experiences in my own life.

Happy TT, darling!

Jenny McB said...

Hey, I learned a few new words tonight and I liked the visuals with each word.
Now I have to go look up frontispiece.

No Nonsense girl said...

You are inspiring Julia!!! What a great canadian you are! :)

Happy TT and thanks for the visit!

Dorothy said...

Very interesting...loved it.

Wylie Kinson said...

I'm with you on libretto (complete with rolled 'r'), adagio (rolls off the tongue, that one), mythos (a word that sounds like it's meaning) and bibliophile (me!).

Great words, all.

Carrie Lofty said...

I used to love "genre" until people started to overuse it and pronounce it with a hard G. Annoying.

Christine d'Abo said...

I love saying certain words, they just sort of roll off the tongue. This is a fantastic list. :)

julia said...

Carrie - funny how pronunciation really makes or breaks a word. For me, genre has to have the French pronunciation. Then it's intriguing.

Lisa Andel said...

I like the way Susan described the words. My favorite, of course, is bibliophile. :D

MichelleWriter said...

Hi Jul, I like all your words.. reminds me of our childhood together :> But I especially like recitative, having done a few in my life!

Ann Aguirre said...

I like filigree myself. Trilogy sometimes appears to confuse authors, though, because they'll try to cram 4 or 5 books into it.

Marianne LaCroix said...

Most are new to me. Thanks for the list.


My Thursday 13 link:

julia said...

Michelle - I knew you'd love recitative!

Lorelei James said...

My daughters are string players. My violist's favorite word is "solo" because violists rarely see that word in music :)

Great list, had to get out the music dictionary

Akelamalu said...

Lovely words Julia. x

Anonymous said...

You forgot 'boring'

or 'hemisemidemi'

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love all of those words -- especially the music-related ones -- and I'm so fond of Leitmotif I used it as a section name in one of my novels. :-D

Happy T13, and thanks for visiting mine!

Anonymous said...

Love the filigree!

Amy Ruttan said...

Everytime I hear the word choreography I think of the Danny Kaye bit from White Christmas.

"There doing choreography,"

Camille Alexa said...

Oooo, I love words.

Piano forte.



Toni said...

I WANT #4. And #11 would be good for my 8yo to ponder. She's taking some basic Latin this year and enjoys trying to decipher word meanings.

Robin said...
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Robin said...

Those are all magnificent words, so rich... And the addition of the images really brings it all home.

(Sorry for the double-post, I've got this weird thing with my laptop where it occasionally sends comments off before I'm done.)

Tink said...

adagio and bibliophile are my favourites! Lovely list, I love art.
Thanks for visiting my IJmuiden TT.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

I learned a couple new words today!

Toni IN THE MIDST said...

Just had to come back and say it. Julia, you're the master artist when it comes to TT. I *love* how your creative mind works.

FRIGGA said...

Well we definitely have different tastes in life - Happy (late) TT13!

Joy Renee said...

i love these words too.

here is another one for your delectation: mythopoeic