Pronounced: SNOW-klone, noun

Notes: I have run across snowclones, but did not know this word

Yesterday’s word

The word frisson means “a sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; thrill”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid- to late 1700s

Background / Comments

The key part of this definition is “sudden” and “passing” in whatever emotion is being presented. Our word comes from the French word frisson (shiver; shudder), which comes from the Old French word friçons, which comes from the Late Latin word frictiōnem, the accusative of frictiō (to shiver), which is a derivative of frīgēre (to be cold).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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