Wordsmith.Org


A.Word.A.Day

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


A.Word.A.Day--lavaliere

    Do you wish to receive A.Word.A.Day in your mailbox every day? Subscribe here.

Pronunciation: WAV or RealAudio

lavaliere (lav-uh-LIR) also lavalliere (la-va-LYAR) noun

A pendant worn on a chain around the neck.

[French lavalliere, type of necktie after Duchesse de La Valliere, title of Francoise Louise de la Baume Le Blanc.]

"Chung's concluding remarks describe an obvious interview situation, including hot lights blaring and a lavaliere microphone clipped to Mrs. Gingrich's clothing." Knox, John M., On the record or off the record? How much should you say in an interview?, Communication World, 1 Mar 1995.

This week's theme: eponyms.

X-Bonus

If a man points at the moon, an idiot will look at the finger. -Sufi wisdom


Sign-up:  

Subscribe  
Gift Subscription  
Address Change  
Unsubscribe  

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith