Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Vinaceous ~ WordWayzzz™ JUNE 2023

Flowering into Colors of Summer!  

It’s JUNE! We’re breaking out of Spring and flowing boldly into Summer shades of vibrant colors. It’s #NationalRoseMonth and If you don’t have a garden and want to see the flower that defines the month, and you live in or near (or traveling to) San Diego, California, head over to the San Diego County Fair and enjoy their stunning flower competition winners / exhibition. How does that tie into our #WordWayzzz word of the month? Take a look-see …  

VINACEOUS (vī-‘nā-shǝs; 1688) adj. – of the color of red wine. [WW #330] 

Such a long word for a simple meaning. But vinaceous is terrific for inserting in your fiction and nonfiction writings, when “red” just doesn't do the scene justice. It’s also vague enough for readers to envision their own shade of red … burgundy, maroon, claret, or ruby … take your pick! If you’re into wines, @SDFair is the place to be this month for wine tastings!

Stretch your thoughts a little further to consider the “vine” reference beyond the wine vine to rose vines! Often regarded the “Love Month” for its traditional plethora of weddings, June’s birth flower is appropriately, the beautiful rose. Pair roses surrounded by colorful honeysuckle (the other June flower) with a vinaceous wine and you’re in for a romantic night. Don’t forget to set the whole scene with music …  

JUNE’s Song of Note
While this month’s Song of Note isn’t about roses, it is about tender love. Canadian band, Skylark, rose

to fame in the top ten tunes at WCFL/Chicago with their soft melody of “Wildflower.” The sultry song was inspired by a poem by Dave Richardson, a friend of band member, Doug Edwards, and generally considered a one-hit wonder. She's a free and gentle flower | Growing wild While you’re in the mood, see what other tuneful tidbits await in the musical world …50 Years Ago this Month.

Word Challenge: VINACEOUS. Feel the love in the air, and in all colorful elements of your writing, as you fit vinaceous into your ardent month of amorous prose and casual conversations.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 

Cheers to learning a new word today!

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[LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books in her Blast from Your Past series (of three) about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. True behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday and anytime Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!]

LR Notes: 1) Dictionary definitions are quoted from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – Eleventh Edition, unless otherwise noted. Yes, we sometimes present them out of “official” context—but that’s half the fun! Think of it as “creative context.” 2) a] Recent dictionary additions to definitions include a date of first use, if known; b] words in small caps indicate “see also.” 3) Neither I (LinDee Rochelle) nor Penchant for Penning are responsible for how you use information found here, that may result in legal action.
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